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Crows delist ex-Hawk and untried rookie

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10: Luke Lowden of the Crows in action during the Adelaide Crows training session at AAMI Stadium in Adelaide on February 10, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Luke Lowden has been delisted by the Crows

ADELAIDE has cut former Hawthorn ruck/forward Luke Lowden and rookie-listed forward Keenan Ramsey.

Lowden, 25, joined the Crows in a trade from the Hawks at the end of the 2014 season, but didn't play a senior game in his two years at the club.

Lowden had fallen behind Reilly O'Brien as the club's back-up ruckman behind Sam Jacobs.

He managed just one game in his six years at Hawthorn, booting three goals in a win over West Coast in round 12, 2014.

Ramsey, 20, was selected with the 27th pick overall in the 2014 rookie draft and was unable to force his way into the side.

Crows coach Don Pyke said it was unfortunate to let both players go, but that was part of the business.

"This is always a difficult time of year in the AFL landscape as the rules state we must make changes to our playing list," Pyke said.

"Both Luke and Keenan have had a positive influence on our environment and can be proud of the way they have carried themselves.

"We wish them all the very best for the future."

Who's hanging up the boots? Keep track of 2016's retirements and delistings

The Crows have several prominent players still without a contract for next season.

Topping the list is veteran midfielder Scott Thompson, but the Crows are expected to announce next week they have agreed to terms on a one-year extension.

Jarryd Lyons, unrestricted free agent Ricky Henderson, defender Kyle Cheney and midfielders Mitch Grigg and Harrison Wigg are also off-contract.

The Crows have now confirmed four list changes, with former captain Nathan van Berlo and Matthew Jaensch having both previously announced their retirements.

The Crows will hold their club champion dinner on Friday night.