Swans’ huge task to fit in TEN stars, Dogs’ nervous nine: All 104 AFL free agents revealed

Sydney and the Western Bulldogs both face crucial years off the field, with 19 free agents split across the two contenders in a bumper crop.

AFL Media revealed the list of 104 players who can become free agents after the 2022 season, though many will choose to either retire or simply re-sign during the season.

But as always, some free agents will be drawn to new clubs by the large contracts on offer, with a strong 2014 draft class now eligible for free agency for the first time.

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That includes Sydney gun Isaac Heeney, Collingwood pair Jordan de Goey and Darcy Moore, Melbourne midfielder Angus Brayshaw, Richmond’s Jayden Short and Essendon’s Kyle Langford and Jayden Laverde.

The former four, along with Hawthorn gun James Sicily, are expected to be restricted free agents as they are in the top 25 per cent of their club’s earners.

Clubs can match contracts offered to their restricted free agents – which then forces a trade to be worked on.

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The Bulldogs must find a way to re-sign seven members of their 2021 Grand Final side, including vice-captain Jack Macrae – who said recently he wants to be a Bulldog for life – plus All-Australians Caleb Daniel and Bailey Dale, and Norm Smith medallist Jason Johannisen.

Lance Franklin’s nine-year, $10-million contract finally comes to an end after 2022, with the Sydney superstar more likely to retire after reaching the 1000-goal milestone early in the season than move elsewhere.

Other notable free agents include Dayne Zorko, Jamie Elliott, Dyson Heppell, Tom Hawkins, Jack Gunston, Jayden Hunt, Ben Cunnington, Travis Boak, Robbie Gray, Trent Cotchin, Kane Lambert, Jack Riewoldt, Nic Naitanui and Luke Shuey.

Players who have previously been delisted or were previously a free agent automatically become free agents when out of contract.

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AFL FREE AGENTS AFTER 2022 SEASON

*Previously delisted, ^Previously a free agent

Adelaide Crows

Taylor Walker

Mitch Hinge*

Ben Davis*

Brisbane Lions

Darcy Gardiner

Ryan Lester

Daniel McStay

Dayne Zorko

Cam Ellis-Yolmen^

Mitch Robinson*

Carlton

Ed Curnow

Matt Kennedy*

Jack Newnes^

Matt Cottrell*

Oscar McDonald*

Lochie O’Brien*

Collingwood

Mason Cox

Jordan De Goey

Jamie Elliott

Darcy Moore

Jordan Roughead^

Isaac Chugg*

Essendon

Dyson Heppell

Michael Hurley

Kyle Langford

Jayden Laverde

Alec Waterman*

Fremantle

David Mundy

Alex Pearce

Bailey Banfield*

Connor Blakely*

Mitch Crowden*

Geelong Cats

Luke Dahlhaus^

Tom Hawkins

Shaun Higgins^

Joel Selwood

Isaac Smith^

Gold Coast Suns

Levi Casboult*

Jez McLennan*

GWS Giants

Jarrod Brander*

Matt De Boer*

Lachlan Keeffe*

Adam Kennedy

Zach Sproule*

Jacob Wehr*

Hawthorn

Jack Gunston

Daniel Howe

Ben McEvoy

Liam Shiels

James Sicily

Kyle Hartigan^

Melbourne

Angus Brayshaw

Jayden Hunt

Mitch Brown*

Majak Daw*

North Melbourne

Ben Cunnington

Todd Goldstein

Kayne Turner

Josh Walker*

Kyron Hayden*

Port Adelaide

Karl Amon

Travis Boak

Robbie Gray

Steven Motlop^

Sam Skinner*

Trent Dumont*

Sam Mayes*

Trent McKenzie*

Richmond

Trent Cotchin

Shane Edwards

Kane Lambert

Jack Riewoldt

Jayden Short

Bigoa Nyuon*

Matthew Parker*

Ben Miller*

St Kilda

Jarryn Geary

Tom Campbell^

Mason Wood*

Darragh Joyce*

Sydney Swans

Harry Cunningham

Lance Franklin^

Isaac Heeney

Josh Kennedy

Jake Lloyd

Sam Naismith

Sam Reid

Robbie Fox*

Lewis Taylor*

Paddy McCartin*

West Coast Eagles

Shannon Hurn

Josh Kennedy

Nic Naitanui

Jackson Nelson

Luke Shuey

Jamaine Jones*

Western Bulldogs

Zaine Cordy

Bailey Dale

Caleb Daniel

Taylor Duryea^

Jason Johannisen

Jack Macrae

Stefan Martin^

Toby McLean

Mitch Wallis

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