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.

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Player movement rates have increased dramatically ever 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

The following players were free agents, and moved clubs:

Jackson Trengove moved from Port Adelaide to the Western Bulldogs. Port Adelaide received a second-round draft pick as compensation but forfeited it by signing a free agent of their own.

Tom Rockliff moved from Brisbane to Port Adelaide. Brisbane received an end-of-first-round draft pick, No.18 overall, as compensation.

Steven Motlop moved from Geelong to Port Adelaide. Geelong received an end-of-first round draft pick, No.19 overall, as compensation.

Steven Motlop Geelong Cats 2016 AFL tall

(AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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.
Taylor Duryea (Hawthorn Hawks) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Nat Fyfe (Fremantle Dockers) – Re-signed until end of 2023.
Tyson Goldsack (Collingwoo Magpies) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
Michael Johnson (Fremantle Dockers) – 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 2018.
Scott Thompson (North Melbourne Kangaroos) – Re-signed until end of 2018.
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)
Josh Cowan (Geelong Cats)
Zac Clakre (Fremantle Dockers)
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)
Lachie Keefe (Collingwood Magpies)
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)

The following players were free agents, but did not move clubs, re-sign or retire or be delisted before the end of the free agency period:

Claye Beams (Brisbane Lions)
Ben Howlett (Essendon Bombers)
Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
Ben Sinclair (Collingwood Magpies)
Nick Suban (Fremantle Dockers)
Simon White (Carlton Blues)

Last updated: 19 October, 2017