FORWARD duo Billy Gowers and Tory Dickson are set to follow Dale Morris' lead in re-committing to the Western Bulldogs.
AFL.com.au understands Gowers and Dickson are in the midst of contract negotiations as the Dogs prepare for a new-look list into 2019.
Gowers is expected to win a place on the Dogs' senior list following an impressive debut season, where he kicked 26 goals to win the club's goalkicking.
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Plucked from the Footscray VFL side as a rookie after he was dumped from Carlton's list, Gowers was one of few shining lights for the Dogs this season.
Dickson, a 2016 premiership player, has been limited to 17 games in the past two seasons through various injuries including groin, quad and hamstring setbacks.
Turning 31 ahead of next season, Dickson provides depth in the front half following the retirement of Clay Smith, while Jack Redpath's future is in limbo.
Despite being contracted for next season, Redpath has flagged an early retirement with a decision to lie in the hands of medical staff after recent knee surgery.
Should Redpath opt to move on, the Dogs could lose a further four players to the retirements of Smith and Shane Biggs, while Kieran Collins and Nathan Mullenger-McHugh have been delisted.
A host of teammates remain without deals for next season including Lin Jong, Brad Lynch, Tom Campbell, Roarke Smith and Mitch Honeychurch.
Free agent Luke Dahlhaus continues to contemplate a move to his hometown of Geelong, with the Cats interested in adding another spark to play between midfield and attack.
Premiership ruckman Jordan Roughead is being courted by rivals and is expected to announce his free agency intentions in coming days.
Fellow free agent Mitch Wallis has significant interest from Brisbane and Essendon and will consider what role is on offer at the Dogs before deciding on where his future sits.
The Bulldogs players headed for post-season celebrations on Wednesday afternoon after two days of exit interviews at club headquarters.
Morris said he was grateful for the opportunity to extend his career into a 14th season in which he will begin as a 36-year-old.
"I'm one of the lucky ones that gets to play footy for a living, so to be able to do that again for another year at least, is something I'm really excited about," Morris said.
"There's a lot in the decision to play on, especially at 35. There's a lot in the physical side of things. Not only can you play a whole season, but get through another pre-season. They're long and they're tough.
"It's also the mental side of things. Footy is very demanding, physically and mentally. It's not a decision I make on my own - I talk to my wife and my kids.
"I want to play on for as long as I can. I love this job, I love this club, I love what I do."
Meanwhile, Geelong's interest in Dahlhaus has delayed talks on several Cats' futures.
Injury-prone small forwards Cory Gregson, sidelined for the rest of the season, and Lincoln McCarthy, who remains in the frame for finals, are out of contract at season's end.
Ruckman Rhys Stanley has agreed to terms on a new two-year deal, while Jackson Thurlow, George Horlin-Smith and Aaron Black are searching for new deals.
Free agent Daniel Menzel and out-of-contract wingman Jordan Murdoch have started preliminary talks with the Cats.