THE BRISBANE Lions have confirmed they are yet to make decisions on the futures of captain Tom Rockliff and fellow playmaker Pearce Hanley.
However, Lions list manager Peter Schwab insisted either or both could remain with the embattled club.
One of Irishman Hanley's issues, Schwab said, was that he was suffering from "losers' fatigue", given he is yet to play a final in nine years with the Lions.
Rockliff's manager Tom Petroro has previously said he expected the prolific midfielder, 26, to remain with the Lions.
However, the skipper placed himself under more pressure in recent days after making comments on Twitter that were deemed disrespectful to women, drawing the public ire of club CEO Greg Swann.
Schwab told Melbourne radio station SEN on Friday morning that Rockliff's first priority was to have a discussion with newly appointed coach Chris Fagan.
"Tom knows that it may well be that a decision could be made that we part ways or there's a recommitment from both parties to keep going, because we know he's got great talent," Schwab said.
It was much the same scenario with Hanley, 27, who has been linked to Gold Coast.
"Pearce has got a long-term contract with us (until the end of 2019) and he and us are just exploring it," Schwab said.
"I think Pearce, to be honest, is probably (suffering) a bit of losers' fatigue with Brisbane. He's been there a fair while and has been frustrated that we haven't had success. I think that's part of it.
"But we haven't categorically stated that we're going to get rid of Pearce at all. It's just an interest expressed from a few clubs because he's a good talent."
Schwab believes Hanley's value would be still high in the market place.
"His top-end performances are elite; it's just that he hadn't probably produced that to the degree he would like," he said. "On that basis, he would require a significant draft pick for us."
Asked whether Gold Coast's pick No.8 would be the starting point, Schwab said: "That looks nice."
Schwab confirmed the Lions had committed to securing Collingwood's Jack Frost but were yet to decide on Melbourne veteran Lynden Dunn.