NEITHER Wagner brother will be playing at Melbourne next season after the Demons delisted both Josh and Corey among three cuts announced on Wednesday. 

Last year's NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie draftee Kyle Dunkley, brother of Western Bulldog Josh, was the third player chopped in the initial list changes. 

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The news means troubled utility Harley Bennell and former skipper Nathan Jones have survived, for now. 

Bennell copped a four-match suspension for breaching COVID-19 protocols at the weekend when he left the club's Sunshine Coast hub for social reasons. 

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For Corey Wagner, it is the second time he's been moved on from a club, following North Melbourne's decision to part with him at the end of 2017. 

In total the hard-running small forward has played 19 games, with all 11 for Melbourne coming in 2019 after he was snapped up as a rookie via the pre-season supplemental selection period. 

His older brother Josh, 26, has played 42 games in five seasons for the Dees, but just two in 2020. 

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The Queenslander joined Melbourne as a mature-aged recruit via the 2016 NAB AFL Rookie Draft and found a home as a solid medium-sized defender.

Dunkley made a nice impact after being recruited last year, playing five games in the latter stages of the season, but was unable to add to his tally this year.