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Trade essentials

When is the 2017 AFL Trade Period?

This year's exchange period will again run for nearly two weeks

10:22am  May 12, 2017

Indicative draft order after the trade period

Your club's picks as they stand at the completion of the trade period

2:51pm  Oct 19, 2017

How does Free agency work?

Which players qualify as free agents, and how are clubs compensated?

Free Agent Watch

Who's on the move? Senior reporter Nick Bowen tracks the players who qualify for free agent status.

 

  Player   Status On the move?
 
Claye Beams
BRISBANE LIONS
Unrestricted Injury has consistently thwarted the midfielder's attempts to cement himself in the Lions' best 22, with 13 games in 2014 his biggest season return in eight seasons at the Gabba.
 
Simon White
CARLTON
Unrestricted Has been a regular fixture in the Blues' best 22 over the past three-and-a-half seasons, but is now out of favour. Turned 29 in July.
 
Ben Sinclair
COLLINGWOOD
Unrestricted Highly rated at Collingwood, the 25-year-old has had a horror run with injury in recent seasons.
 
Ben Howlett
ESSENDON
Unrestricted Another who has struggled to re-establish himself in the Dons' best 22 this season after the WADA ban.
 
Nick Suban
FREMANTLE
Unrestricted It was a tough start to the year for the midfielder, who was stuck in the WAFL, but he returned to play the last 10 games of the season for Freo. The 27yo Victorian has attracted preliminary interest from some clubs in his home state.
 
Daniel Menzel
GEELONG
Unrestricted Signed a one-year contract last October. Started 2017 strongly but the mercurial forward, who had four reconstructions from 2011-13, was dropped for the first final. He returned for the semi and the prelim. The 25-year-old's future is still unclear as the Cats consider Gary Ablett's return.