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2021 AFL free agents and out of contract players

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Want to see the full list of 2021 AFL free agents and all AFL out of contract players? You’ve come to the right place.

You can check out our comprehensive summary of all the trade rumours doing the rounds here.

AFL free agents come in two varieties: restricted and unrestricted.

Restricted free agents are out of contract, in the top 25 per cent highest paid at their club, and have either been at their club for eight or more but less than ten years, or have been in the AFL for ten or more years but have not previously had restricted free agent status.

They can accept an offer from a rival club, but their current club has the choice to match the offer made to them and they must then seek a trade if they still wish to move clubs.

Unrestricted free agents are out of contract, and either have been at their current club for ten years or more and previously been a restricted free agent, or been at their current club for eight years or more and are not inside the top 25 per cent highest paid at their club.

They can accept an offer from a rival club and if they do then this is processed immediately. Their current club has no right to match the offer or block the move.

All players who have been free agents previously – including those who were delisted free agents – are now considered ‘free agents for life’, and will qualify for unrestricted free agency in any year in which they come out of contract.

Players on this list who have announced their retirement or have been delisted will be removed.

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2021 AFL free agents and out of contract players

Adelaide Crows

Unrestricted free agents
Ben Davis
Jake Kelly
Tom Lynch
David Mackay
Daniel Talia

Restricted free agents
Matt Crouch

Out of contract
Lachlan Gollant
Ronin O’Connor
Paul Seedsman
Kieran Strachan


Brisbane Lions

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Unrestricted free agents
Connor Ballenden
Grant Birchall
Rhys Mathieson
Mitch Robinson
Archie Smith

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Marcus Adams
Keidean Coleman
Tom Fullarton
Tom Joyce
James Madden
Connor McFadyen
Brock Smith


Carlton

Unrestricted free agents
Eddie Betts
Levi Casboult
Ed Curnow
Matthew Kennedy
Oscar McDonald
Marc Murphy

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Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Matt Cottrell
Michael Gibbons
Josh Honey
Brodie Kemp
Nic Newman
Jack Newnes
Lochie O’Brien
Matt Owies
Luke Parks
Sam Petrevski-Seton
Marc Pittonet
Sam Ramsay
Will Setterfield
Jack Silvagni


Collingwood

Unrestricted free agents
Chris Mayne
Scott Pendlebury
Josh Thomas

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Darcy Cameron
Isaac Chugg
Mason Cox
Jack Ginnivan
Levi Greenwood – Retired
Max Lynch
Jack Madgen
Josh Noble
Jay Rantall
Trey Ruscoe
Brayden Sier
Anton Tohill
Tom Wilson

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Essendon

Unrestricted free agents
Patrick Ambrose
Dylan Clarke
Martin Gleeson
Cale Hooker
Will Snelling
David Zaharakis

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Kaine Baldwin
Ned Cahill
Tom Cutler
Matt Guelfi
Nick Hind
Tom Hird
Lachlan Johnson
Jayden Laverde
Cian McBride
Irving Mosquito
Andrew Phillips
Brandon Zerk-Thatcher


Fremantle

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Unrestricted free agents
Bailey Banfield
Brett Bewley
Reece Conca
Stephen Hill
Lachie Schultz

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Adam Cerra
Travis Colyer
Mitchell Crowden
Taylin Duman
Stefan Giro
Lloyd Meek
Leno Thomas
Josh Treacy
Darcy Tucker
Tobe Watson
Nathan Wilson


Geelong Cats

Unrestricted free agents
Jed Bews
Oscar Brownless
Cam Guthrie
Lachie Henderson

Restricted free agents
Jake Kolodjashnij

Out of contract
Bradley Close
Charlie Constable
Francis Evans
Zach Guthrie
Shaun Higgins
Ben Jarvis
Josh Jenkins
Nathan Kreuger
Gryan Miers
Quinton Narkle
Stefan Okunbor
Gary Rohan
Sam Simpson
Rhys Stanley
Cooper Stephens
Cameron Taheny


Gold Coast Suns

Unrestricted free agents
Sam Day
Jarrod Harbrow
Jack Hombsch
Sean Lemmens
Jordan Murdoch
Zac Smith
Jacob Townsend

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Alex Davies
Jy Farrar
Aiden Fyfe
Joel Jeffrey
Patrick Murtagh
Rhys Nicholls
Malcolm Rosas
Jeremy Sharp
Luke Towey
Lachlan Weller


GWS Giants

Unrestricted free agents
Matt Buntine
Daniel Lloyd
Sam Reid
Zachary Sproule
Jack Stein

Restricted free agents
Josh Kelly

Out of contract
Kieren Briggs
Callum Brown
Matthew Flynn
Tom Green
Jacob Hopper
Thomas Hutchesson
Lachlan Keeffe
Jake Riccardi
Nicholas Shipley


Hawthorn

Unrestricted free agents
Keegan Brooksby
Shaun Burgoyne
Michael Hartley
Dylan Moore
Tim O’Brien

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Lachlan Bramble
James Cousins
Will Day
Damon Greaves
Oliver Hanrahan
Blake Hardwick
Daniel Howe
Emerson Jeka
Changkuoth Jiath
Jacob Koschitzke
Finn Maginness
Josh Morris
Harry Morrison
Conor Nash
Harry Pepper
Jack Saunders
James Worpel


Melbourne

Unrestricted free agents
Mitch Brown
Majak Daw
Neville Jetta
Nathan Jones
Aaron Nietschke

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Oskar Baker
Toby Bedford
Austin Bradtke
Kade Chandler
Michael Hibberd
Marty Hore
Jay Lockhart
Deakyn Smith
Joel Smith
Aaron Vandenberg
Sam Weideman


North Melbourne

Unrestricted free agents
Shaun Atley
Tom Campbell
Trent Dumont
Taylor Garner
Kyron Hayden
Connor Menadue
Robbie Tarrant
Josh Walker
Will Walker
Jack Ziebell

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Aaron Hall
Matthew McGuinness
Dom Tyson
Patrick Walker


Port Adelaide

Unrestricted free agents
Tyson Goldsack
Robbie Gray
Hamish Hartlett
Steven Motlop
Tom Rockliff
Boyd Woodcock

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Riley Bonner
Trent Burgoyne
Kane Farrell
Martin Frederick
Joel Garner
Jarrod Lienert
Sam Mayes
Jackson Mead
Taj Schofield


Richmond

Unrestricted free agents
David Astbury
Mabior Chol
Derek Eggmolesse-Smith
Bachar Houli
Kamdyn McIntosh
Ben Miller
Matthew Parker

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Liam Baker
Shai Bolton
Jason Castagna
Callum Coleman-Jones
Noah Cumberland
Thomson Dow
Ryan Garthwaite
Rhyan Mansell
Will Martyn
Patrick Naish
Bigoa Nyuon
Hugo Ralphsmith
Daniel Rioli
Ivan Soldo
Sydney Stack


St Kilda

Unrestricted free agents
Oscar Clavarino
Luke Dunstan
James Frawley
Jarryn Geary
Paul Hunter
Darragh Joyce
Shaun McKernan
Seb Ross
Mason Wood

Restricted free agents
Jack Billings

Out of contract
Sam Alabakis
Jake Carlisle
Leo Connolly
Zak Jones
Dean Kent
Jack Lonie
Dylan Roberton
Patrick Ryder
Jack Sinclair


Sydney Swans

Unrestricted free agents
Kaiden Brand
Robbie Fox
Sam Gray
Luke Parker
Sam Reid

Restricted free agents
George Hewett

Out of contract
Joel Amartey
James Bell
Malachy Carruthers
Ryan Clarke
Jordan Dawson
Will Gould
Matthew Ling
Hayden McLean
Barry O’Connor
Colin O’Riordan
Ben Ronke
Callum Sinclair
Dylan Stephens
Sam Wicks


West Coast Eagles

Unrestricted free agents
Brendon Ah Chee
Shannon Hurn
Mark Hutchings
Jamaine Jones
Josh Kennedy
Daniel Venables

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Brayden Ainsworth
Jarrod Brander
Liam Duggan
Luke Foley
Ben Johnson
Xavier O’Neill
Jack Redden
Josh Rotham
Nathan Vardy


Western Bulldogs

Unrestricted free agents
Ben Cavarra
Taylor Duryea
Ryan Gardner
Will Hayes
Lin Jong
Stefan Martin
Roarke Smith
Mitch Wallis

Restricted free agents
None

Out of contract
Louis Butler
Zaine Cordy
Riley Garcia
Buku Khamis
Patrick Lipinski
Lachlan McNeil
Ed Richards
Jordon Sweet
Cody Weightman
Lewis Young

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