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Marty Hore
Becomes free agent
DFree Agent
Knee
October 17, 2021
Hore (knee) was delisted by Melbourne on Monday, Marc McGowan of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Hore didn't take the field in 2021 after he underwent quad surgery in June of 2020. It's not yet clear whether he'll be fully healthy heading into next season.
Trent Dumont
Delisted by North Melbourne
MFree Agent
October 17, 2021
Dumont was delisted by the Kangaroos on Monday, Marc McGowan of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Dumont logged 250 disposals and 168 kicks across 14 appearances with North Melbourne last year but will now be free to sign with another club.
Shaun Atley
Let go by North Melbourne
DFree Agent
October 17, 2021
Atley was delisted by the Kangaroos on Monday, Marc McGowan of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Atley appeared in 18 games for North Melbourne during the 2021 campaign. During that time, the defender totaled one goal, 327 disposals and 186 kicks.
Jarrod Brander
Delisted by West Coast
FFree Agent
October 17, 2021
Brander was delisted by the Eagles on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Brander totaled four goals and 136 disposals across nine appearances in 2021. He'll be free to seek out another club after he spent four seasons with the Eagles.
Daniel Talia
Won't play in 2022
DAdelaide Crows
Foot
October 13, 2021
Talia (foot) won't play during the 2022 season while rehabbing his injury and due to family reasons, 7 AFL reports.
ANALYSIS
Talia underwent foot surgery in April and was ruled out for the rest of 2021 in August after suffering a setback. He'll now take another year off in 2022 following the lost season.
Tyson Stengle
Signs with Cats
FGeelong Cats
October 10, 2021
Stengle signed with the Cats on Monday, Mitch Cleary of 7NEWS Melbourne reports.
ANALYSIS
Stengle finished the 2020 campaign with a four-match ban for having an illicit substance, and he didn't play in 2021 after he parted ways with Adelaide in March. He'll attempt to carve out a role with Geelong in 2022.
George Hewett
Signs with Blues
MCarlton Blues
October 2, 2021
Hewett signed a contract with the Blues on Sunday, 7 AFL reports.
ANALYSIS
Hewett was drafted by the Swans in 2013 but will join a new club following the 2021 campaign. The midfielder made 20 appearances for Sydney last year and totaled 354 disposals, 204 handballs and 150 kicks.
Jake Kelly
Signs with Essendon
DEssendon Bombers
September 30, 2021
Kelly the AFL's official site a contract with Essendon as an unrestricted free agent Friday.
ANALYSIS
Kelly averaged 15.5 disposals, 5.1 marks and 2.1 tackles across 20 matches with Adelaide in 2021, but he'll move on to bolster Essendon's defensive line in 2022.
Neville Jetta
Retires from play
DMelbourne Demons
September 28, 2021
Jetta has retired after winning the Premiership with Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Jetta played in just five matches this season, but he provided a veteran presence for the Demons on their run to the Premiership.
Clayton Oliver
Exceptional in GF win
MMelbourne Demons
September 26, 2021
Oliver scored one goal and one behind to go with 333 disposals (14 kicks, 19 handballs) and made 10 tackles during Saturday's 140-66 win over the Western Bulldogs in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
Oliver started the 2021 season strong and ended it just as well with a composed showing during the biggest game of the year, as tying his season-high for tackles and disposals in a game will do wonders in the Grand Final. With another strong year now over, Oliver will look to continue his dominance in 2022.
Christian Petracca
Leads way in GF win
MMelbourne Demons
September 26, 2021
Petracca scored two goals and one behind to go with 39 disposals (21 kicks, 18 handballs) from Saturday's 140-66 win over the Western Bulldogs in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
Petracca was next to unstoppable for much of 2021 and he seldom had trouble finding the footy in the 'Dees first GF win in 57 years. Between he, Clayton Oliver and Max Gawn, there's a perfect core for fantasy and winning games at this club as long as they stick together.
Bayley Fritsch
Scores six in GF win
FMelbourne Demons
September 26, 2021
Fritsch scored six goals and two behinds to go with five marks made during Saturday's 140-66 win over the Western Bulldogs in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
Fritsch put up one of the greatest scoring performances in the history of the Grand Final to help his 'Dees pull away in the second half. He ends with an impressive 57 goals in 2021 and could be a contender for the Coleman medal next season.
Marcus Bontempelli
Active in GF loss
MWestern Bulldogs
September 26, 2021
Bontempelli scored three goals and made 25 disposals (13 kicks, 12 handballs) during Saturday's 140-66 loss to Melbourne in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
A Brownlow contender for much of the year, Bontempelli struggled for consistency in possession over the final weeks of the season but still attempted to make up for it with three majors in the final game. He should still be proud of his efforts in 2021 with 26.8 disposals per game as captain and take more momentum into next season.
Adam Treloar
Scores three in GF loss
MWestern Bulldogs
September 26, 2021
Treolar scored three goals and logged 27 disposals (11 kicks, 16 handballs) during Saturday's 140-66 loss to Melbourne in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
Treolar put up some solid numbers down the stretch but injuries and inconsistency meant he couldn't always be trusted in 2021. With a good effort in a lopsided GF loss, Treolar should still carry some confidence into next season.
Caleb Daniel
Logs 37 disposals in GF
DWestern Bulldogs
September 26, 2021
Daniel recorded 37 disposals (26 kicks, 11 handballs) and made six marks during Saturday's 140-66 loss to Melbourne in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
Daniel had the most disposals among the Dogs by a wide margin and remained active even as the 'Dees pulled away after halftime. Throughout the season, Daniel proved capable of putting up big numbers, though this performance was his best, and he's not the one who should be leading when Premierships are on the line. Heading into 2022, Daniel is a decent alternative when the other stars on his team don't perform as well.
Shane Mumford
Ends playing career
RFree Agent
September 23, 2021
Mumford has ended his AFL career, Jon Ralph of the Herald Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
Mumford has battled a chronic back injury in recent years, and he's finally decided to call it a career. The 35-year-old played for Geelong, Sydney and the Giants in his 13-year career, including a premiership with the Swans in 2012.
Connor Downie
Underwent ankle surgery
MHawthorn Hawks
Ankle
September 22, 2021
Downie underwent surgery for an ankle syndesmosis injury suffered in the final training session of Hawthorn's season.
ANALYSIS
While the ankle injury required surgery, all signs point to Downie being available at or near the start of the 2022 season. He played in one AFL match for the Hawks last year.
Jacob Koschitzke
Recovering from shoulder surgery
FHawthorn Hawks
Shoulder
September 22, 2021
Koschitzke is recovering from shoulder surgery in the offseason.
ANALYSIS
Koschitzke injured his shoulder in the final match of the season. Physical performance manager Luke Boyd said the 21-year-old forward is progressing well in his recovery, which bodes well for his status to begin the 2022 season.
Aiden Fyfe
Delisted by Suns
DFree Agent
September 21, 2021
Fyfe will not be offered a contract from Gold Coast for the 2022 season.
ANALYSIS
Fyfe didn't make an AFL appearance in 2021, and he didn't do enough to remain on the team's list. It's unclear where he'll play in 2022.
Ben Johnson
Heading for free agency
DFree Agent
September 16, 2021
Johnson was delisted by the Eagles on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Johnson has yet to make his AFL debut. The 20-year-old defender will look to get added to another team's list for 2022.
Brayden Ainsworth
Set loose by Eagles
MFree Agent
September 16, 2021
Ainsworth was delisted by the Eagles on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Ainsworth didn't play in 2021, but he did draw into nine games in 2020, logging three goals, 77 disposals and 26 marks that season.
Nick Shipley
Not returning to Giants
MFree Agent
September 16, 2021
Shipley was delisted by the Giants on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Shipley didn't draw into an AFL match this season. The midfielder will be looking to latch on with a new team ahead of 2022.
Tom Hutchesson
Delisted Friday
FFree Agent
Hamstring
September 16, 2021
Hutchesson (hamstring) won't be offered a contract from the Giants for the 2022 season.
ANALYSIS
Hutchesson wasn't able to get into an AFL match in 2021, but the 26-year-old should be able to find a new team heading into next season.
Matt Buntine
Looking for new team in 2022
DFree Agent
September 15, 2021
Buntine has been delisted by the Giants.
ANALYSIS
An inaugural member of the Giants' 2012 team, Buntine played in 67 contests over the past 10 seasons. He'll be looking for a new team after averaging 11 disposals per game in six matches this year.
Sam J. Reid
Retires from AFL
DFree Agent
September 15, 2021
Reid has retired from the AFL.
ANALYSIS
Reid ends with 108 AFL matches to his name after coming out of retirement in 2016. The 31-year-old was an essential part of the Giants run to the Grand Final in 2019.
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