VETERAN defender Lynden Dunn still has a flicker of hope to continue his career despite being delisted by Collingwood on Monday.

Dunn and Ben Crocker were officially cut by the Magpies, but the key backman will continue to train with the club over summer. 

The 32-year-old, who continues to rehabilitate his second consecutive ACL sustained in March, will nominate for the NAB AFL Draft and be considered for a rookie contract should he not be taken by a rival club.

Dunn could also be taken in the pre-season supplemental selection period (SSP) which allows clubs to add rookies right up until the season proper in March.

As revealed by last month, Sam Murray has also been officially delisted, but he is attracting interest from several clubs ahead of 2020 – eligible to play from round one after his ASADA drug ban.


The former Swan managed 13 matches for the Pies in 2018 before sitting out the entire 2019 season.

Crocker, who played three matches this year, was cut after 26 games across four years at the Holden Centre.

Rookie big man Max Lynch will be promoted from the rookie to the senior list ahead of 2020.

The three delistings follow the retirements of Tyson Goldsack and Daniel Wells.

It leaves rookie John Noble, midfielder Rupert Wills, veteran swingman Ben Reid and dual premiership Cat Travis Varcoe without contracts, however all four are expected to be retained for 2020.