unrestricted free agent

Essex Signs 1-Year Contract With SteelersThe Steelers say they have re-signed offensive lineman Trai Essex to a one-year contract.
Tyler Kennedy's Agent Talks About Future With PenguinsSportsradio 93.7 The FAN Pittsburgh-- Tyler Kennedy's agent, Steven Bartlett, joined Seibel, Starkey, and Miller on Sportsradio 3.7 The FAN to talk about #48's future in Pittsburgh.
Pens Don't Make Kennedy Qualifying OfferIn a surprising move, the Penguins decided not to offer Tyler Kennedy a qualifying offer by today's deadline. That means that Kennedy is now an unrestricted free agent and free to sign with any team.