To sign, or not to sign? Who's out of contract at your AFL club

With AFL trade period officially starting on Monday there remains a long list of players who are still out of contract. Some will stay, some will go and others could be used as trade bait. Here's who your club is yet to re-sign:

Andy Otten, Kyle Cheney, Matthew Signorello, Paul Hunter

Otten and Cheney are interesting. Both have had injuries hurt their consistency but similarly they've been handy back-ups when first 22 players were unavailable. Otten kept North Melbourne's Ben Brown goalless in a game this year.

Otten has been a handy role player for Adelaide over the years.

Otten has been a handy role player for Adelaide over the years. Credit:AAP


The Lions have no players out of contract after six de-listings and Cian Hanley's retirement.

Darcy Lang, Jarrod Pickett, Jed Lamb, Kym LeBois, Matthew Lobbe, Nicholas Graham, Sam Kerridge, Sam Rowe

Lang, Pickett, Lobbe and Rowe are the standout names here without a new deal. Lobbe probably the most certain given he is held in high regard by the club and his teammates, and due to the injury-prone Matthew Kreuzer.

Adam Oxley, Alex Fasolo, Brody Mihocek, Darcy Moore, Flynn Appleby, Jack Madgen, Jarryd Blair, Josh Daicos, Josh Smith, Kayle Kirby, Levi Greenwood, Lynden Dunn, Sam McClarty, Sam Murray, Tim Broomhead, Tom Langdon, Travis Varcoe, Tyson Goldsack, Will Hoskin-Elliott

A lot of work to be done at the Pies. Moore is staying, as The Age revealed last week. However deals for Mihocek, Appleby, Madgen, Daicos, Greenwood, Dunn, McLarty, Broomhead, Langdon, Goldsack, Varcoe and Hoskin-Elliott are yet to materialise. Those names would be required, you would think. Fasolo will likely go to Carlton while the futures of Oxley, Blair, Kirby and Smith is less certain. Murray is staring down the barrell of a doping ban.

Tom Langdon was one of Collingwood's best on grand final day, but he played his part with no new contract offer in front of him.

Tom Langdon was one of Collingwood’s best on grand final day, but he played his part with no new contract offer in front of him. Credit:Paul Jeffers

Ben McNiece, Jake Long, Mark Baguley, Matthew Dea, Matthew Leuenberger, Michael Hartley, Trent Mynott

Hard to say which of these players will be let go, if any. All have very good arguments for new contracts.

Brady Grey, Cameron Sutcliffe, Ethan Hughes, Luke Strnadica, Ryan Nyhuis, Stefan Giro, Thomas Sheridan

Nyhuis, Sheridan, Giro and Sutcliffe should be the priorities here.

Daniel Menzel, George Horlin-Smith, Jackson Thurlow, Jamaine Jones, Jordan Murdoch, Lachie Henderson, Lincoln McCarthy, Sam Simpson, Scott Selwood, Zac Smith, Zach Guthrie

Menzel's name is again coming up in trade whispers. Smith is on the outer, while Henderson showed his value late in the season. McCarthy is on his way to the Lions.

Has there been a player who causes more trade speculation than Daniel Menzel?

Has there been a player who causes more trade speculation than Daniel Menzel?Credit:AAP

Aaron Hall, Aaron Young, Darcy Macpherson, Harrison Wigg, Jack Leslie, Jacob Dawson, Jacob Heron, Jarrod Witts, Jarryd Lyons, Jesse Lonergan, Kade Kolodjashnij, Tom Lynch

Hall will get to North (he's already appeared in a Kangaroos' media video), while Witts' re-signing should be a priority, he was very good this year and captained the club at times. The Demons are keen to land Kolodjashnij.

Dawson Simpson, Dylan Buckley, Heath Shaw, Jack Buckley, Jake Stein, Lachlan Keeffe, Lachlan Tiziani, Sam Reid, Tim Mohr, Zach Sproule

You'd expect Shaw and Reid to stay. Simpson should too given the lack of depth in the Giants' ruck stocks, even if Shane Mumford comes out of retirement. Buckley and Keeffe played bit parts this year.

Simpson (right) is important given GWS' ruck troubles.

Simpson (right) is important given GWS’ ruck troubles. Credit:AAP

Brendan Whitecross, Chanhkuoth Jiath, David Mirra, Harrison Jones, Kieran Lovell, Marc Pittonet, Ricky Henderson, Ryan Schoenmakers, Taylor Duryea, Teia Miles

Whitecross seems gone while the rumour mill surrounding Roughead being moved on won't stop. Mirra and Henderson will get deal you would think. Schoenmakers, Miles and Duryea are all exploring other options.

Aaron vandenBerg, Dean Kent, Declan Keilty, Tim Smith

Kent and vandenBerg are both set to leave.

vandenBerg wants to go home to Sydney.

vandenBerg wants to go home to Sydney. Credit:AAPIMAGE

Nathan Hrovat, Nick Larkey, Ryan Clarke

Sydney have been open in their pursuit of Clarke. Hrovat will be one to watch, he is a good player when up and running.

Cameron Hewett, Jack Trengove, Jake Neade, Jared Polec, Jarrod Lienert, Peter Ladhams, Trent McKenzie, Will Snelling

Polec will get to the Kangaroos. Will Trengove and McKenzie get another chance?

Anthony Miles, Corey Ellis, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, Ivan Soldo, Jacob Townsend, Liam Baker, Mabior Chol, Nathan Broad, Nathan Drummond, Sam Lloyd, Tyson Stengle

Miles is too good to be stuck in the VFL. Townsend and Stengle have been linked to moves away from Punt Road while Lloyd will get to the Western Bulldogs. Broad should stay, as should Soldo given Richmond's ruck problems.

Townsend has been linked with a move away from Tigerland.

Townsend has been linked with a move away from Tigerland. Credit:AAP

Billy Longer, Darragh Joyce, Doulton Langlands, Jack Lonie, Jack Steele, Lewis Pierce, Logan Austin, Maverick Weller

Longer and Lonie are expected to stay. Collingwood were keen on Lonie. Steele is a gun while Weller's situation will be one to watch.

Maverick Weller has a brother, Lachie, who plays at the Gold Coast Suns.

Maverick Weller has a brother, Lachie, who plays at the Gold Coast Suns. Credit:AAP

Callum Sinclair, Daniel Robinson, Harrison Marsh, Jack Maibaum, James Bell, James Rose, Nic Newman, Nick Smith, Robbie Fox, Toby Pink

Dan Hannebery is still contracted but will leave. Sinclair should stay and Smith, a club stalwart, will go around again in 2019. Newman looks like he will head to North Melbourne.

Andrew Gaff, Callan England, Fraser McInnes, Lewis Jetta, Luke Partington, Malcolm Karpany, Mark Hutchings, Mark LeCras, Matthew Allen, Ryan Burrows, Tarir Bayok, Tony Olango

Gaff is set to stay. LeCras is weighing up retirement while Karpany, who was injured all season, should also stay. Jetta will go again for the Eagles next season.

Jordan Roughead, Thomas Liberatore, Tom Campbell

Liberatore will sign a new deal … eventually. As for the two big men, Roughead is all but assured of leaving (he has met with West Coast) while Campbell's managment say his future is up in the air. It seems more likely than not that he will go.

Bulldog Jordan Roughead has met with West Coast.

Bulldog Jordan Roughead has met with West Coast. Credit:Darrian Traynor

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