Collingwood players still out of contract.
Collingwood players still out of contract.

Pie time over for Oxley, Smith?

ADAM Oxley has been told by Collingwood he won't be offered a new contract.

Oxley was re-drafted as a rookie 12 months ago, but won't be offered another lifeline after managing only three senior games in the Pies' 2018 charge to the Grand Final.

The defender, 25, was given the news on Monday.

It's likely Josh Smith will join Oxley on the way out of a Collingwood side suddenly bursting with depth.

Smith made an excellent start to life at AFL level, playing 18 games in 2016 to become a Nathan Buckley favourite, but he steadily fell out of favour as teammates went past him.

At 24, the Queenslander would appear an ideal fit for Gold Coast, but it's understood there has been little interest shown by the Suns.

The Pies announced seven new signings earlier this month, with Josh Thomas (three years), Tom Langdon (three), Darcy Moore (two), Flynn Appleby (two), Lynden Dunn (one), Jamie Elliott (one) and Tim Broomhead (one) all putting pen to paper.

Adam Oxley has been told he is no longer wanted by the Magpies. Picture: George Salpigtidis
Adam Oxley has been told he is no longer wanted by the Magpies. Picture: George Salpigtidis

Brody Mihocek agreed to a new two-year deal this week, while Josh Daicos, Tyson Goldsack and Levi Greenwood are also set to sign on.

But Jarryd Blair is still unsigned and Kayle Kirby is likely to retire due to a heart issue.

There's better news for Essendon defender Ben McNeice who scored a new deal, with teammates Matt Dea and Mark Baguley now the only Bombers out of contract.

Bulldogs best-and-fairest winner Tom Liberatore put pen to paper on Tuesday, while Richmond is yet to lock in premiership player Jacob Townsend.

Western Bulldogs star Tom Liberatore.
Western Bulldogs star Tom Liberatore.

In other contract news on Tuesday:

HAWTHORN re-signed forward Ryan Schoenmakers, defenders Teia Miles and Ricky Henderson and emerging ruckman Marc Pittonet for another year. Daniel Howe has signed a two-year deal. Will Langford was delisted while rookies James Cousins, David Mirra and Conor Glass were upgraded to the senior list.

FREMANTLE forward Michael Walters has signed a two-year contract extension, committing to the Dockers until the end of 2022.

EXCITING Irish prospects Irishman Red Og Murphy (North Melbourne) and Stefan Okunbor (Geelong) have been signed as Category B rookies.

Hawthorn’s Ricky Henderson. Picture: Michael Klein
Hawthorn’s Ricky Henderson. Picture: Michael Klein

LIST LODGEMENT DATES

Wednesday, October 31 at 2pm: list lodgement I deadline

Rookie promotion to primary list, retained rookies, international scholarship holders, alternate talent player nominations, father-son/Academy nominations, TPP pre-season estimates.

Thursday, November 1: AFL delisted free agency period commences.

Thursday, November 16: AFL delisted free agency period closes.

Friday, November 9 at 2pm: list lodgement II deadline.

Thursday, November 22: AFL draft Round 1.

Friday, November 23: AFL draft Rounds 2-5, pre-season draft, rookie draft, AFL delisted free agency period.

Tuesday, November 27 at 2pm: final list lodgement deadline.

WHO'S STILL WAITING ON A CONTRACT?

Check back regularly as teams contract news is announced

ADELAIDE

Kyle Cheney, Paul Hunter

COLLINGWOOD

Jarryd Blair, Josh Daicos, Tyson Goldsack, Levi Greenwood, Kayle Kirby, Jack Madgen, Sam McLarty, Adam Oxley, Josh Smith

ESSENDON

Mark Baguley, Matt Dea

GOLD COAST

Jacob Dawson, Jacob Heron, Jack Leslie

PORT ADELAIDE

Cameron Hewett, Peter Ladhams, Trent McKenzie

RICHMOND

Mabior Chol, Nathan Drummond, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, Jacob Townsend



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