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clear waivers

Of a professional athlete, to be released by a professional team and then not claimed by any other team in the league. If we demote him, do you think he'll clear waivers? I just don't want another team in our division to get ahold of him.
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clear waivers

To be unclaimed by another professional club and therefore liable to be assigned to a minor-league club or released.
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Point guard Avery Bradley will sign a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers after officially clearing waivers, ESPN reported Monday.
If he plays against the Hawks, he could not be sent back to the AHL's Chicago Wolves without clearing waivers. ...
The Houston Rockets have moved swiftly to acquire Austin Rivers once he became an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after clearing waivers.
The report adds that the Suns will waive Korver for $3.4 million, and the 38-year-old will consider signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks or Philadelphia 76ers after clearing waivers.
Forsberg was assigned to the IceHogs after clearing waivers last week.
Wade, a 12-time NBA All-Star guard, agreed to sign with the Cavaliers upon clearing waivers Wednesday, (http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20824865/dwyane-wade-close-deal-cleveland-cavaliers) ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
McCarthy hasn't actually played a game since clearing waivers, and Rau has been in just two, but their veteran presence should help considerably in big games.
Noah, the 2013-14 NBA Defensive Player of the year, will become an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers next week.
Wade agreed to a contract buyout from the Chicago Bulls on Sunday and will become an unrestricted free agent upon clearing waivers. Wade returned $8 million of his $23.8 million 2017-18 salary, which finalized the buyout.
Wilson and signed him to the practice squad after clearing waivers. Signed WR Terrence Toliver to the practice squad.
The 30-year-old Franson has 13 goals (10 on the PP) in 44 games since clearing waivers and being assigned to Rockford in January.
C Koyie Hill was released by the Cubs on Sunday after declining an assignment to Triple-A Iowa after clearing waivers. .
Two minutes after clearing waivers at noon, 36-year-old goalie Marty Turco skated onto the ice for Bruins practice yesterday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington.
One day after signing the veteran goaltender to a free agent contract, general manager Peter Chiarelli pegged the odds of Turco clearing waivers and joining the Bruins at just "50-50."