THE CONCLUSION of the Telstra AFL Trade Period means the future of a host of players have been decided.

But a number of others on the fringes of AFL teams across the country remain in limbo, having been told to wait until after the exchange period to learn their fates.

With list management decisions still ongoing across the competition ahead of next month's NAB AFL Draft, provides an update on the remaining uncontracted players and where their futures could lie.

Adelaide Crows

In limbo: After six players departed during the Telstra AFL Trade Period, only forward Riley Knight (pictured) remains on the shelf. The 24-year-old was at the club to welcome new coach Matthew Nicks but remains without a deal, with Sydney among clubs showing interest.

Delisted: Richard Douglas, Paul Hunter
Retired: Andy Otten

Brisbane Lions

In limbo: There are hopes for Sam Skinner and Corey Lyons to win new deals. Matt Eagles should retain Category B status. With the Lions missing on Jamie Elliott, small forward Allen Christensen (pictured) is in a good position to earn a new contract.  

Delisted: Ryan Bastinac, Ben Keays, Nick Robertson, Josh Walker
Retired: Luke Hodge


In limbo: Big man Levi Casboult (pictured) has triggered the one-year extension in his contract after failing to land a longer-term deal elsewhere during the Trade Period. Mid-season draftee Josh Deluca will return back to the club for pre-season training despite being delisted and rookie Matt Cottrell has signed on for another season.

Delisted: Josh Deluca, Jarrod Garlett, Pat Kerr, Kym LeBois, Matthew Lobbe, Jarrod Pickett, Angus Schumacher
Tom Bugg, Alex Fasolo, Dale Thomas




In limbo: Veteran defender Lynden Dunn is expected to get delisted, but remains a chance to either be placed on the rookie list or remain with the club for pre-season training with the option of re-joining as an SSP signing. Talks are ongoing over a contract extension for Rupert Wills (pictured), while there have been reports that veterans Ben Reid and Travis Varcoe are on the verge of re-signing. Max Lynch will be elevated to the senior list. John Noble is likely to get a new deal following his strong finish to the year, but the signs aren't good for Ben Crocker, while Tim Broomhead also remains without a contract.

Delisted: Sam Murray
Retired: Tyson Goldsack, Daniel Wells


In limbo: The recruitment of ruckman Andrew Phillips could spell bad news for out-of-contract big man Zac Clarke (pictured). With Joe Daniher being held to his contract, the future of Mitch Brown remains up in the air. Jake LongTrent Mynott, and Mid-Season Rookie draftee Will Snelling are waiting to learn their fate. 

Delisted: Jordan Houlahan, Ben McNiece
Retired: Mark Baguley, Matt Dea, Luke Lavender, David Myers


In limbo: After six list changes already, the Dockers' list management team has secured the rest of the club's list for 2020.

Delisted: Hayden Ballantyne (pictured), Harley Bennell, Scott Jones, Shane Kersten, Ryan Nyhuis
Retired: Aaron Sandilands

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Geelong Cats

In limbo: Harry Taylor's decision to play on leaves Lachie Henderson's (pictured) future hanging by a thread, despite his recall for the Cats' preliminary final against Richmond. Currently holidaying overseas, Henderson is yet to receive an extension offer. Youngster Blake Schlensog is highly likely to retain his Category B status for 2020.

Delisted: Jordan Cunico, Wylie Buzza, Jamaine Jones, Scott Selwood
Retired: Nil

Gold Coast Suns

In limbo: Jack Martin (pictured) remains on the shelf after his attempt to cross to Carlton failed at the last minute on Wednesday night. Likely to head to the Pre-Season Draft, Martin has received interest from Melbourne, which holds a pick higher than his home of choice in Carlton. Brayden Crossley finds himself in limbo, without a deal for next year, as he works through his ASADA investigation. Harrison Wigg and Aaron Young are waiting by the phone. 

Delisted: Jack Leslie, Connor Nutting, Brad Scheer
Tom Nicholls, Michael Rischitelli

GWS Giants

In limbo: Veteran ruckman Shane Mumford has hit a trigger in his contract and is keen to play on in season 2020, while fellow experienced head Heath Shaw (pictured) said after the Grand Final that he had been promised a new deal.

Delisted: Nil
Brett Deledio, Dawson Simpson

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In limbo: Veteran Paul Puopolo (pictured) will go on, while Ryan Schoenmakers retired after the trades for Jon Patton and Sam Frost. The Hawks announced a host of delistings and retirements on Thursday..

Delisted: David Mirra, Teia Miles, Kaiden Brand, Darren Minchington
Jarryd Roughead, Tim Mohr, Ryan Schoenmakers


In limbo: There are only two Dees out of contract, but both Jay Kennedy Harris and Billy Stretch (pictured) currently appear unlikely to be at the club next season. Melbourne targeted run throughout the trade period, with Adam Tomlinson and Ed Langdon joining.

Delisted: Jeff Garlett, Declan Keilty
Jordan Lewis, Corey Maynard, Tim Smith, Guy Walker

North Melbourne

In limbo: There is only one uncontracted Kangaroo remaining, with Tom McKenzie (pictured) still waiting to learn his future. The youngster is yet to make his senior debut, having dealt with back injuries throughout the last season.

Delisted: Nathan Hrovat, Declan Watson, Tom Wilkinson
Red Og Murphy, Scott Thompson, Sam Wright

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Port Adelaide

In limbo: Port had a deal on the table for Sam Gray (pictured) halfway through the season, but he chose to explore his options and tried to get a longer-term contract elsewhere. However, he couldn't find a new home during the Trade Period and remains a chance to return to Alberton.

Delisted: Matthew Broadbent, Cam Hewett, Aidyn Johnson, Kai Pudney, Jack Trengove


In limbo: There was some interest from Fremantle in Connor Menadue (pictured), who could still land at the Dockers as a delisted free agent. Young duo Jake Aarts and Derek Eggmolesse-Smith will be retained at Punt Road, but premiership player Jacob Townsend looks unlikely to remain at the club. Callum Moore is still waiting to learn his fate.

Delisted: Nil
Shaun Grigg, Mav Weller

St Kilda

In limbo: The arrival of key swingman Dougal Howard leaves Nathan Brown's career at Moorabbin in jeopardy. Jack Newnes (pictured) went through the Free Agency Period without any takers but could still yet re-sign with the Saints, while Brandon White, Bailey Rice and Robbie Young were cut from the list. Young had another season to go on his contract after being drafted last year, so the Saints will pay out his deal.

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Delisted: David Armitage, Billy Longer, Lewis Pierce, Bailey Rice, Sam Rowe, Brandon White, Robbie Young

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Sydney Swans

In limbo: The Swans' call to bring in Lewis Taylor, coupled with the decision to keep Tom Papley, leaves Mid-Season draftee Cody Hirst's future in Sydney in limbo. Key defender Jack Maibaum is yet to learn his fate, while Daniel Menzel (pictured) is yet to be offered a fresh deal. 

Delisted: James Rose, Durak Tucker
Retired: Heath Grundy, Kieren Jack, Jarrad McVeigh, Nick Smith


West Coast Eagles

In limbo: Veteran defender Will Schofield just inked a new deal, while long, raking handballer Brendon Ah Chee (pictured) has an offer on the table. Rookie Josh Smith is without a contract offer and is unsure about his future. A host of players are still waiting to learn their fate, including Matthew Allen, Hamish Brayshaw, Keegan Brooksby and Kurt Mutimer.

Delisted: Patrick Bines, Chris Masten, Fraser McInnes, Brodie Riach

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Western Bulldogs

In limbo: The Dogs' successful Trade Period in landing key pillars Alex Keath and Josh Bruce has rookie Ryan Gardner's time at Whitten Oval in doubt. Tory Dickson (pictured) was told he had to wait until post Trade Period, while Fletcher RobertsRoarke Smith and Lukas Webb are yet to be offered deals with Monday's list management meeting to determine their fate.

Delisted: Nil
Tom Boyd, Dale Morris, Liam Picken