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A sports player who does not get selected to play; a substitute.
- ‘Compare the top quarterback in a minor football league to a benchwarmer with the Dallas Cowboys, for instance.’
- ‘Would it have killed Perez to spend a little bit of money to secure one or two average, reliable benchwarmers?’
- ‘Take a pass in hopes that next season's offerings will bring a change of pace to this career benchwarmer.’
- ‘On his watch, the better players reportedly grossed $1,000 per month, while benchwarmers averaged $600.’
- ‘But if either approaches his former talent level, Offerman will become a highly paid benchwarmer.’
- ‘He's been a benchwarmer, an NFL Europe experiment, an instant success, an injury waiting to happen, a free-agent prize, a near bust, a Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champ.’
- ‘What's more, he had done this - reducing the role of former stars while adding playing time and instilling confidence in former benchwarmers - while keeping the team cohesive, upbeat, and reading from the same playbook.’
- ‘Compared to growing up, Rose figured life as an NBA benchwarmer was not so bad.’
- ‘Sports fans know how far benchwarmers will take you.’
- ‘Much maligned when he was Liverpool's most expensive benchwarmer, Friedel is now much praised as Blackburn Rovers' top backstop.’
- ‘No player this season has gone from benchwarmer to franchise stud like Randolph.’
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