Deion Sanders, who is currently a defensive back for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and was released this week by the New York Yankees, was claimed on unconditional release waivers by the Chicago White Sox.

He has until next Tuesday to accept or reject the waiver claim. If he rejects it, he is a free agent and can talk to all teams.Sanders was placed on New York's disqualified list Aug. 1 and was given his unconditional release Monday. Sanders batted .158 in 55 games with the Yankees and .321 in 22 games with Columbus of the International League.