Emerging Adelaide utility Mitch McGovern is looming large in West Coast and Fremantle recruiting sights before a football has even been kicked in anger in a new AFL premiership race.
Three-year deals aren't commonplace for AFL players once they enter their fourth decade, but such is the quality of Eddie Betts that Adelaide envisage him playing until close to his 34th birthday - at least.
The AFL should tweak its third-man up ruck rules rather than ban the tactic, Adelaide tap-man Sam Jacobs says.
Adelaide midfielder Rory Atkins says there's a sense of solidarity among players who want a wage dispute with the AFL settled as soon as possible.
With the draft period over, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson assess each club's playing stocks and forecast the impact in 2017 - positive, negative or unchanged.
Emma Quayle runs the rule over each AFL club's new cohort of young talent.
Geelong and Adelaide are set to secure respective father-son prospects Sam Simpson and Ben Jarman at Monday's AFL rookie draft.
Adelaide won't take Ben Jarman as a father-son selection in next week's draft after choosing not to nominate the small forward at the final bidding deadline on Friday.
First of a three-part series ahead of next week's national draft. Today: Adelaide, Brisbane, Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon and Fremantle.
Carlton captain Marc Murphy says Bryce Gibbs remains a big part of Carlton's future.
Essendon have delisted Shaun McKernan, but the ruck-forward's AFL journey hasn't ended with the Bombers committing to bring him back as a rookie.
Adelaide fitness coach and two-time leading goalkicker Brett Burton has been promoted to head of football.
Despite being delisted by the Dockers, Michael Barlow looks to have no shortage of AFL suitors.
Lachie Keeffe has been elevated to Collingwood's primary list despite not playing a game in more than two years due to a drugs ban.
Join us for rolling coverage as the AFL announces the fixture for 2017.
The first round fixture of the 2017 AFL season has been released, with Essendon's banned players to return on Saturday night against Hawthorn at the MCG.
Carlton football manager Andrew McKay has hit back at Adelaide, saying that the Blues "obviously" value Bryce Gibbs more than the Crows after a proposed trade deal for the star midfielder fell through on Thursday.
Carlton have retained star midfielder Bryce Gibbs after refusing to trade him to the Adelaide Crows, but both the Crows and Gibbs' management have flagged another attempt to send him home to South Australia in 12 months.