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What is a protected pick?

A protected pick is one which will be traded only if it is below a certain point in the draft order. For example, in the Cousins trade, the first round pick that the Pelicans are sending to the Kings ...
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Can a team sign an NFL player during the playoffs?

This other answer covers categories of players in which there is a deadline to sign that particular type of player. The answer is correct, but not all-encompassing and (I feel) misses the spirit of ...
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NFL team "getting rid" of a player

It is not allowed for an NFL team to simply "give up" a player; the formal language in the CBA is that a trade may not be for "nominal considerations" - a team cannot simply give Player X and a draft ...
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options in baseball

From my understanding of the options rule in baseball it works on 2 levels. If you allow an MLB team to call up and send down players at will, there is no stopping them from using whoever they want, ...
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Why so many differences from player to coaches costs transfer?

Some reasons could be Coaches have longer careers therefore waiting 2-3 years for them to become available is not a big deal. Whereas if a striker is 27, you don't want to wait till their contract ...
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Can a team sign an NFL player during the playoffs?

The deadline for extending drafted rookie contracts, franchise player offers, signing a team's unrestricted free agent, and a team's restricted free agent according to NFL.com. November 13 -- At 4:...
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Why would a team trade for then waive a player?

From my understanding, the Hawks are trying to set up some moves for the future. Part of that is hoarding some draft picks (they received one in this deal), part of it is keeping cap space available (...
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Why was Josh Primo waived?

It sounds like it was at his request, or at least a mutual decision, with him citing the need to take care of his mental health as the reason. Reports indicate that he apparently was waived after ...
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When was the last time a kicker was released after making two 60+ yard field goals during the season?

is an image of the data you request. The rest is left as an exercise to the reader. It would seem I cannot view this by clicking. This information is readily available at Football Reference dot com....
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Waivers and loans in NHL

Waivers means that if a team wants to send a player to the minors, they must offer that player first to the other NHL teams (the waiver wire). If claimed on waivers, that player is essentially traded ...
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Can a team sign an NFL player during the playoffs?

If a playoff team claims a player on waivers, he cannot join the team until after the Super Bowl. However, if the player goes through waivers unclaimed, he becomes a free agent and can be signed by ...
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