Football Glossary: W

waivers: A situation where a player is dropped from a team roster; the player goes on waivers for a limited time before becoming a free agent. All coaches then have a set amount of time (usually two days) to decide whether to add him to their teams.

wide receiver: A player who uses his speed to elude defenders and catch the football. Teams use as many as two to four wide receivers on every play.

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