PORT Adelaide will consider releasing contracted outside runner Karl Amon from the final year of his contract as he searches for more opportunities to play senior football.

AFL.com.au understands the 23-year-old is open to a fresh start after playing six games for the Power this year, and 42 in his five seasons with the club.

One possible sticking point in the Power agreeing to a trade – and improving their hand in a draft laden with South Australian talent – is ensuring they have the right balance of outside players on their list.


Jared Polec's imminent move to North Melbourne leaves Amon and former Melbourne winger Dom Barry – thrown a second chance with the 61st pick in last year's NAB AFL Draft – as the frontrunners for a wing spot.

Polec's departure could also open the door for utility Jack Watts to be deployed on the wing, rather than up forward as he did in his first season with the Power this year.

Amon had to wait until the Power's round four loss to Essendon to get his first senior game this year.

It was the first of four straight games before he was concussed in the round seven loss to West Coast.

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After missing two weeks, Amon played six consecutive games in the SANFL before being recalled for the round 17 loss to Fremantle.

He then injured his right knee in the following week's defeat to Greater Western Sydney, forcing a premature end to his season.

Amon underwent surgery to correct a lateral meniscus tear, but is expected to be able to return to running in time for pre-season training. 

Amon was the 68th pick in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft.

The Power are set to have a busy trade period.

A deal for Polec should be relatively straight forward, with the Kangaroos willing to part with their first-round pick (currently 10th overall).


The only detail to be finalised is if the Kangaroos receive a second or third-round pick in return from the Power.

Star forward/midfielder Chad Wingard is being courted with lucrative offers from the Western Bulldogs, Hawthorn and St Kilda.

Wingard is contracted for 2019, but will be a restricted free agent at the end of next season, so the Power could receive more in return in a trade than what they might get as compensation in 12 months' time.

Experienced defenders Jack Hombsch and Jasper Pittard are contracted for 2019 and 2020 respectively, but are gettable if the right deal comes along.