The AFL's football operations manager Mark Evans said he was not entitled to know the identity of the Essendon players who had been served with notices because of privacy rules.
However, the AFL had received advice from its legal department that no changes needed to be made to the 24-man Australian squad.
"We've come a long way through the process (of the Essendon investigation) but the incredibly important bits are still to come," Evans said.
"We should not pre-judge the outcomes of that and any player that is charged has a right to defend that charge in a manner they see fit.
"It's very important, in the middle of that, the AFL just upholds the process and allows that to occur.
"All I can say is that our general counsel Andrew Dillon has informed me that there is no need to change the structural make-up of that squad."
Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak said the Essendon duo were a welcome part of the squad and the game would help them take their minds off the anti-doping saga.
"I think it'll be great for them to come out and play and I'm sure they'll enjoy the game as well," he said.