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Bombers axe Dyson, Prismall

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Essendon has axed midfielders Ricky Dyson and Brent Prismall, bringing to 11 the number of list changes the club has made following the 2012 AFL season.

Young forward Ariel Steinberg, taken with 31 in the 2010 AFL draft, was also not offered a spot on the club's primary list ahead of Thursday's second list lodgement deadline, but will be given a spot on the rookie list for next season.

Danny Corcoran, the Bombers' general manager of football operations, told the club's website that the Bombers wished Dyson and Prismall well for the future.

"Ricky has played 114 games for our club and has been a much respected and valued teammate for a long period of time," he said.

"Brent has had a number of frustrating injury setbacks since arriving at Essendon and playing 36 games (as well as 25 games for Geelong) but through his dedication to training and persistence he has always remain positive and committed to the club.

"It is a difficult time of year but we wish them both every success in the future."

Essendon has already farewelled Mark McVeigh (retired), Angus Monfries (traded to Port Adelaide), Brendan Lee, Sam Lonergan, Anthony Long, Kyle Reimers, Michael Ross and Henry Slattery. The club has five live selections in next week's AFL draft, and will also take father-son recruit Joe Daniher with the number 10 pick.