With the restricted and unrestricted free agency period closed as of 5pm Sunday, former Bomber Leroy Jetta, former Saint Clint Jones, and Port Adelaide utility Tom Logan remain the only players on the free agent list who want to play on but are yet to be contracted for 2015.
Those three players will now have to hope to be picked up during the delisted free agency period, which begins on November 1.
St Kilda delisted Gwilt but Essendon signed the defender on Saturday
, beating Melbourne and Greater Western Sydney who had expressed interest but looked unlikely to recruit him until the delisted free agency period.
Fourteen players on the original list of 57 retired with Adelaide's Jason Porplyzia, the Sydney Swans' Ryan O'Keefe and Hawthorn's Brad Sewell joining the likes of Collingwood's Nick Maxwell, the Brisbane Lions' Jonathan Brown, West Coast's Darren Glass and Dean Cox, St Kilda's Lenny Hayes, Port Adelaide's Domenic Cassisi and the Bulldogs' Daniel Giansiracusa in recent weeks.
Adam Goodes, Fletcher and Luke McPharlin agreed to saddle up for another season while Bomber Jason Winderlich waxed and waned between retiring, joining Richmond and playing on with the Bombers before deciding this week to stick with Essendon.
A proposal to make Patrick Ryder a free agent to avoid the prospect of him being traded or having to go to the grievance tribunal for breach of contract dissipated as the 5pm deadline drew near.