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Unsigned: Your club's out-of-contract players

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Two-time premiership Hawk Taylor Duryea is unsigned and has been linked to the Swans and Bulldogs

FORGOTTEN among the wheeling and dealing of the NAB AFL Trade Period are the players without a contract beyond the end of October.

Many of them reside at Grand Finalists West Coast and Collingwood, as well as Hawthorn, which is leaving decisions about a number of players until the last minute.

Decisions have been made but not announced in some cases and some footballers are exploring moves to rival clubs, while others are in agonising limbo.

The familiar names in those scenarios include Tom Langdon, Tyson Goldsack, Tim Broomhead, Tom Liberatore, Tom Campbell, Daniel Menzel, Sam Rowe, Taylor Duryea, Mark Baguley, Billy Longer and Dawson Simpson.

AFL.com.au has surveyed the landscape to see where your club's out-of-contract players are at.

Unsigned: Kyle Cheney, Paul Hunter, Matthew Signorello

Cam Ellis-Yolmen and Andy Otten signed one-year deals to take themselves off this list, but Cheney, who made only eight appearances in 2018 and none the year before, will be sweating. Signorello is seeking a third year on the list, while rookie-listed Hunter wants a second.

Unsigned: None

Unrestricted free agent Ryan Lester was the last Lion to sign on the dotted line and will continue to serve as a leader for the young cubs coming through. Six players were delisted, while Cian Hanley returned to Ireland for personal reasons in February.

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Unsigned: Nick Graham, Sam Kerridge, Jed Lamb, Sam Rowe, Kym LeBois

The Blues have already been active in the NAB AFL Trade Period, which must make those without a deal next year even more nervous. Matt Wright and Alex Silvagni retired, and there were four delistings to date. Graham barely hung on last year and Kerridge and Lamb were in and out of the senior line-up this season, but Rowe is likely to go around again.

Will Jed Lamb get another contract? Picture: AFL Photos

Unsigned: Flynn Appleby, Jarryd Blair (unrestricted free agent), Tim Broomhead, Josh Daicos, Tyson Goldsack (unrestricted free agent), Levi Greenwood, Kayle Kirby, Tom Langdon, Jack Madgen, Sam McLarty, Brody Mihocek, Adam Oxley, Josh Smith, Travis Varcoe

There is work to do for the Pies, who haven't announced any delistings after their Grand Final defeat. They are advanced in negotiations with mature-age rookie Mihocek on a two-year deal and Greenwood has an offer in front of him, but there are big decisions to make on others, like Goldsack. Langdon seems headed for Sydney, while Fasolo has joined Carlton as a free agent. Kirby's heart difficulties have reportedly counted against him.

Unsigned: Mark Baguley, Matt Dea, Michael Hartley, Matthew Leuenberger, Jake Long, Ben McNiece, Trent Mynott

Baguley reinvented himself as a forward this year and responded with a 20-goal season, but is yet to get an answer on 2019. Defenders Dea and Hartley played good football in patches, while veteran Leuenberger's hopes may depend on how willing the Bombers are to turn to their young ruckmen if Tom Bellchambers suffers an injury. Long's time might have come after five games in four seasons.

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Unsigned: Brady Grey, Tommy Sheridan, Luke Strnadica, Cameron Sutcliffe

Ethan Hughes and Ryan Nyhuis have quietly agreed to terms for new one-year deals that shed them of this status. Grey and 104-gamer Sutcliffe had less senior opportunity for various reasons in 2018 than last year. Sheridan finished the season pretty well and will hope to get a new deal. The Dockers' glut of big men might count against Strnadica. The retirements of Michael Johnson, Danyle Pearce and Lee Spurr are the only list changes so far.

Unsigned: George Horlin-Smith (unrestricted free agent), Jamaine Jones, Daniel Menzel (unrestricted free agent), Jordan Murdoch, Sam Simpson, Jackson Thurlow

The Cats have already made six delistings and traded Lincoln McCarthy to Brisbane, while adding Nathan Kreuger. Horlin-Smith looks bound for the Gold Coast, although the Suns are keen to seal his move via a trade rather than risk their Tom Lynch free agency compensation. Thurlow and Murdoch have played a fair bit of senior football and should be playing somewhere next year, and Jones was one of the heartwarming stories of 2018. Simpson is reportedly close to a new deal.

Unrestricted free agent Daniel Menzel remains without a deal. Picture: AFL Photos

Unsigned: Jacob Dawson, Aaron Hall, Jacob Heron, Kade Kolodjashnij, Jack Leslie, Jesse Lonergan

Hall will depart the Suns for North Melbourne and Kolodjashnij looks set for Melbourne. Leslie's future could depend on whether co-captain and fellow defender Steven May chooses to leave, while Lonergan, who has had knee issues, is in limbo. Rookie pair Dawson and Heron are expected to score new one-year contracts.

Unsigned: Lachie Keeffe, Dawson Simpson, Lachie Tiziani, Dylan Buckley, Jack Buckley, Sam Reid

Footy's great survivor, Reid, would expect to stick around after a career-most 21 games this year and Simpson may lead the Giants' ruck division, although Shane Mumford's potential comeback may complicate that. Keeffe played in the semi final loss and is a versatile tall, while Dylan Buckley looks set to receive another season on the list. Tiziani had shown promise as a goalkicker in the NEAFL before suffering an ACL rupture in April.

Giant Dawson Simpson needs a new deal before he can lead their ruck division. Picture: AFL Photos

Unsigned: Taylor Duryea (unrestricted free agent), Ricky Henderson, Dan Howe, Changkuoth Jiath, Harrison Jones, Kieran Lovell, Teia Miles, David Mirra, Marc Pittonet, Ryan Schoenmakers (unrestricted free agent), Brendan Whitecross (unrestricted free agent)

Howe is set to re-sign for two more years, but Miles was told to explore other opportunities and Duryea has been linked to Sydney and the Western Bulldogs. Henderson and developing ruckman Pittonet – Ben McEvoy's ruck heir – should score new deals, while Mirra and Schoenmakers will likely each get another one-year contract. But Lovell and Whitecross may be relying on a lifeline elsewhere.

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Unsigned: Dean Kent, Declan Keilty

Kent has requested a trade to St Kilda, with the aim of spending more time in the midfield, while Aaron vandenBerg re-signed for three years to stay at the Demons over a move to Sydney or the Giants. Keilty has spent the past two years developing in the VFL and showed ability as an intercepting defender. But a trade for Steven May might put him under the pump, given the number of key backmen on the list.

Unsigned: Alex Morgan

Morgan joined the Roos from Essendon as a delisted free agent this time last year and was unable to do enough to trigger a contract clause for a second season. North is the most active club in this year's NAB AFL Trade Period and that doesn't bode well for half-back/winger Morgan.

Unsigned: Cameron Hewett, Peter Ladhams, Trent McKenzie, Jake Neade, Will Snelling, Jack Trengove

McKenzie and Trengove played only one and three matches, respectively, after joining the Power in the 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period. Opportunities were also few and far between for goalsneak Neade, who made only 15 appearances across the last two years. Hewett hasn't played a senior game in three years on the list and Snelling's sole match was in 2016, while 203cm ruckman Ladhams developed his craft in the SANFL this year and is waiting to find out about 2019.

Will Jack Trengove get another chance? Picture: AFL Photos

Unsigned: Mabior Chol, Nathan Drummond, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, Sam Lloyd, Tyson Stengle, Jacob Townsend

The Tigers, who won the free agency race for key forward Tom Lynch, already traded Anthony Miles and Corey Ellis to Gold Coast. They are also set to offload wantaway pair Sam Lloyd (Western Bulldogs) and Tyson Stengle (Adelaide) in the coming days. Townsend's AFL dream likely rests with Richmond after St Kilda denied being interested in the premiership-winning forward.

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Unsigned: Billy Longer, Jack Lonie, Maverick Weller, Darragh Joyce, Doulton Langlands, Lewis Pierce

Longer and Pierce are out of contract and fellow ruckman Tom Hickey, who was signed through 2019, is going to West Coast. Lonie ended the season strongly and is overseas mulling over a contract offer. Weller has made double-digit appearances in all five of his seasons at the club, but this year's 13 was his lowest.

Unsigned: Harry Marsh, Jack Maibaum, Nic Newman, Dan Robinson, James Rose, James Bell, Robbie Fox, Toby Pink

Newman was eyeing a move to Arden St, but North has lost interest since acquiring Jasper Pittard in the deal that also delivered Jared Polec. Marsh, Robinson and Fox are the biggest names of the rest. Rose must be feeling the pinch after only nine matches in four years, while Bell is set to continue into 2019 and Pink will hope he showed enough in the NEAFL. The retired Kurt Tippett officially comes off the list and five others, including Dean Towers, were given their marching orders.

Unsigned: Brendon Ah Chee, Matthew Allen, Tarir Bayok, Ryan Burrows, Callan England, Malcolm Karpany, Mark LeCras (unrestricted free agent), Fraser McInnes, Tony Olango, Luke Partington

The premiers are yet to delist anyone, but Eric Mackenzie retired. Mark Hutchings triggered a contract clause for another season, while Ah Chee is in line for a second straight one-year deal that should be finalised after the Trade Period. Allen and Partington tied for East Perth's 2018 best and fairest with ex-Eagle Patrick McGinnity, but are waiting to find out about 2019. LeCras is weighing up retirement, while Tom Hickey's arrival and the potential of Jordan Roughead coming, too, may impact on McInnes' future. Project ruckman Olango is in limbo, too.

Premiership Eagle Mark LeCras is weighing up retirement. Picture: AFL Photos

Unsigned: Tom Campbell, Mitch Honeychurch, Tom Liberatore (unrestricted free agent), Jordan Roughead (restricted free agent)

Liberatore is recovering from a second knee reconstruction and yet to re-sign despite being in negotiations for some time. There would almost certainly be interest in him elsewhere if talks break down. Roughead has met with the Eagles about a move west, but Campbell and Honeychurch face a nervous wait, even though the Bulldogs have already made six list cuts.