ST KILDA has delisted defensive duo Brandon White and Bailey Rice, along with pressure forward Robbie Young.
After being picked up at selection No.67 in the NAB AFL Draft in 2018, Young received the standard two-year contract.
However, with the Saints being flush with small forwards after recruiting Dan Butler from Richmond to go alongside Dean Kent, Jack Lonie, Jade Gresham and Matthew Parker, the club saw Young as being surplus to requirements.
Young will be paid out for the 2020 portion of his contract and is recovering from a right shoulder reconstruction.
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Rice is the son of former Saint Dean. He lined up in 11 games throughout his career, the same number as his close mate White.
"Bailey and Brandon arrived at the club together in 2015 and should be proud of the way they have acquitted themselves," football manager Simon Lethlean told saints.com.au.
”They are held in high regard by their teammates and coaches, and we wish them all the best for the future.
Former Saint Dean Rice presents son Bailey with his jumper on debut. Picture: AFL Photos
"Robbie was one of a number of mature age recruits we selected in last year's draft, and it was great to see him earn his AFL debut.
"With a number of small forwards on our list, unfortunately the opportunity at the Saints for Robbie has come to an end.
"As with the other boys, we thank him for his commitment to St Kilda and wish him and his family good luck for the next chapter."
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Young ended up with three career matches.
The Saints have wingman Jack Newnes and key defender Nathan Brown out of contract.
Newnes has been the subject of interest from Carlton while Brown's future is in some doubt after St Kilda landed big man Dougal Howard from Port Adelaide, although the club believes Brown’s positive influence on the younger players means he could be a valuable contributor if kept on in 2020.
David Armitage, Lewis Pierce, Billy Longer and Sam Rowe have already been cut from the list.