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AFL trade news and rumours Day 7 live blog

15th October, 2017
Friday October 6 – Free agency opens
Monday October 9 – Trade period begins (9am AEST)
Sunday October 15 – Free agency closes (5pm AEST)
Wednesday October 18 – Free agency offer-match period ends
Thursday October 19 – Trade period ends (2pm AEST)
Where's Adam Saad going, and why is it taking so long? (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
15th October, 2017
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Latest news:

Adam Saad traded from Gold Coast Suns to Essendon Bombers for Essendon Bombers’ 2018 second-round draft pick.

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The second week of trade period is here and with only four days left on the clock we are sure to see the pace of action pick up. Join us here on The Roar for all the latest AFL trade news and rumours from 9am AEDT.

Five full days of trading action still saw only four deals done last week, all of them coming on the last two days of the week.

Jake Lever and Devon Smith were the big names to move, joining the Melbourne Demons and Essendon Bombers respectively, with Adelaide gaining two first-round draft picks and the Giants one in return.

Jarman Impey was traded to Hawthorn and Hayden Crozier moved to the Bulldogs in the other trade deals of the week.

In terms of free agency, Jackson Trengove has moved from Port Adelaide to the Bulldogs and both Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop have joined the Power.


Free agency is officially closed as of last night which means it’s no longer an avenue for someone like Daniel Menzel, who looks almost certain now to re-sign with Geelong on a one-year deal.

What can we expected today? There was a lot of talk last week that Jack Watts would make a decision on his future over the weekend and all the talk is that he’ll nominate Port Adelaide as a preferred destination today.

That deal could get done quickly after with Port Adelaide probably trading pick 31 to the Demons for his services.

It will also be worth keeping an eye on Geelong who have gotten a higher-than-expected compensation pick for Steven Motlop’s departure, No.19 overall.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see that used in a trade for Gary Ablett, or perhaps a last-ditch attempt to pull Jake Stringer away from Essendon.

Join us here on The Roar for all the latest AFL trade news and rumours from 9am AEDT.