2017 AFL Free Agents

AFL Free agency is a relatively new addition to the player movement period but it has seen some massive changes in landscape since its introduction.

Player movement rates have increased dramatically every since it was introduced, and clubs have used it in a variety of different ways to manage their lists.

Big name players like Brendon Goddard and Lance Franklin have shifted clubs through free agency – and others, like Brian Lake and Patrick Dangerfield, have used free agent status as an incentive to secure trades.

Here we have collected a list of every free agent still available to sign in 2016, which we will update regularly throughout the off-season.

What are unrestricted and restricted free agents?
Unrestricted free agents are free to move to the club of their choice without any impediment. Restricted free agents, however, must wait for the current club to match, or decline to match, the offer the free agent has received.

If their current club matches then they are forced to seek a trade – however, this is yet to happen so far in the time that free agency has existed in the AFL.

2017 free agents

Adelaide Crows
None.

Brisbane Lions
Claye Beams (unrestricted)
Tom Rockliff (restricted)

Tom Rockliff Brisbane Lions AFL 2017

(Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Carlton Blues
Simon White (unrestricted)

Collingwood Magpies
Lachlan Keeffe (unrestricted)
Ben Sinclair (unrestricted)

Essendon Bombers
Ben Howlett (unrestricted)

Fremantle Dockers
Zac Clarke (unrestricted)
Michael Johnson (unrestricted)
Nick Suban (unrestricted)

Geelong Cats
Josh Cowan (unrestricted)
Steven Motlop (restricted)
Daniel Menzel (unrestricted)

Gold Coast Suns
None.

GWS Giants
None.

Hawthorn Hawks
Taylor Duryea (unrestricted)

Melbourne Demons
None.

North Melbourne Kangaroos
Scott Thompson (restricted)

Port Adelaide Power
Jackson Trengove (restricted)

Jackson Trengove Port Adelaide Power AFL 2017 tall

(AAP Image/David Mariuz)

Richmond Tigers
None.

St Kilda Saints
None.

Sydney Swans
None.

West Coast Eagles
None.

Western Bulldogs
None.

The following players were free agents, but re-signed with their current clubs:

Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle Dockers) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn Hawks) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Luke Bruest (Hawthorn Hawks) – Re-signed until end of 2021.
Levi Casboult (Carlton Blues) – Re-signed until end of 2019.
Nat Fyfe (Fremantle Dockers) – Re-signed until end of 2023.
Tyson Goldsack (Collingwoo Magpies) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Matthew Kreuzer (Carlton Blues) – Re-signed until end of 2019.
Mark LeCras (West Coast Eagles) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Eric Mackenzie (West Coast Eagles) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Dustin Martin (Richmond Tigers) – Re-signed until end of 2024.
Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney Swans) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
David Mundy (Fremantle Dockers) – Activated trigger clause for 2018.
Dale Morris (Western Bulldogs) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Andy Otten (Adelaide Crows) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Liam Picken (Western Bulldogs) – Re-signed until end of 2019.
Jasper Pittard (Port Adelaide Power) – Re-signed until end of 2020.
Sam Reid (Sydney Swans) – Re-signed until end of 2021.
Aaron Sandilands (Fremantle Dockers) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Ryan Schoenmakers (Hawthorn Hawks) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Kade Simpson (Carlton Blues) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Josh Thomas (Collingwood Magpies) – Re-signed until end of 2019.
Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide Power) – Activated trigger clause for 2018.
David Zaharakis (Carlton Blues) – Re-signed until end of 2021.

The following players were free agents, but retired or were delisted:

Dennis Armfield (Carlton Blues)
Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
Sam Butler (West Coast Eagles)
Sean Dempster (St Kilda Saints)
Josh Gibson (Hawthorn Hawks)
Sam Gilbert (St Kilda Saints)
Lachie Hansen (North Melbourne Kangaroos)
Ryan Harwood (Brisbane Lions)
Heath Hocking (Essendon Bombers)
Luke Hodge (Hawthorn Hawks)
Garrick Ibbotson (Fremantle Dockers)
Tom Lonergan (Geelong Cats)
Andrew Mackie (Geelong Cats)
Robert Murphy (Western Bulldogs)
Leigh Montagna (St Kilda Saints)
Matt Priddis (West Coast Eagles)
Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda Saints)
Jake Spencer (Melbourne Demons)
Brent Stanton (Essendon Bombers)
Scott Thompson (Adelaide Crows)
Jack Trengove (Melbourne Demons)
Jobe Watson (Essendon Bombers)

Last updated: 25 September, 2017