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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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But it's interesting that he wasn't waived/injured, potentially giving the Bears an opportunity to retain his rights if he clears waivers.
Once he clears waivers, the 13th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft is reportedly a target of several teams, (http://www.nba.com/article/2019/02/07/pelicans-waive-markieff-morris) NBA.com reported.
The Hawks will then buy out Anthony's contract and release him, making him a free agent provided he clears waivers, a likely move since few teams could afford to absorb the financial burden of his 2018-19 salary.
If he clears waivers, Gose will offer depth at Triple-A.
If Loiseau clears waivers, he'll be placed on the Colts' injured reserve list.
If the player clears waivers, he must be offered back to his original club for $25,000.
Rivers will be free to choose the team of his choice once he clears waivers, according to (https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2811306-nba-rumors-austin-rivers-suns-agree-to-part-ways-after-trevor-ariza-trade) Bleacher Report.
ESPN reported Saturday that Jerebko will sign a one-year deal with the Warriors if he clears waivers on Monday.
Once an NHL player clears waivers, he can be sent down at any time until he has played nine games in the NHL, or spent 30 days on an NHL roster.
Once he clears waivers, Smith will be a free agent and can sign anywhere.
Monroe will become an unrestricted free agent after he clears waivers Friday evening.
Vegas has tried to be careful with Pirri because once he plays 10 games as a nonemergency call-up, he can't be reassigned to the Wolves unless he clears waivers.
If he clears waivers, McFadden will be allowed to sign with any team.
"Smith will sign a one-year deal with the Rockets for the biannual exception of $2 million after he clears waivers at 5 p.m.
If Turco clears waivers, he will join the Bruins tomorrow.