The Kurt Tippett controversy has forced Adelaide to axe untried utility Nick Joyce.
The 19-year-old Joyce, who used to be the Crows' mascot and worked as a junior development officer at the club, was delisted on Thursday by Adelaide.
The Crows' inability to trade Tippett to a rival club forced them to make another delisting.
"It was not the club's intention to delist Nick at this time but, because Kurt Tippett remains on our primary list, we had to delist another player by today's deadline," Adelaide's list manager David Noble said in a statement.
"The club is working closely with Nick's management and discussing the variety of options, with Nick's welfare being of the highest importance."
Noble said the Crows would re-draft Joyce - if allowed by the AFL.
Tippett, the Crows, their chief executive Steven Trigg, football operations manager Phil Harper and former football manager John Reid have all been charged by the AFL with salary cap cheating and draft tampering.
They will appear at an AFL commission on Monday.
If found guilty, Tippett could be deregistered as a player and the Crows banned from up to four national drafts, and fined any amount the AFL determines, while Trigg and Harper might effectively be sacked from their roles.
Tippett became the Crows' highest-paid player when signing a multi-million dollar, three-year contract extension in 2009.
But Adelaide admitted last month they had a once-secret deal, outside the contract, with the ruckman-forward who walked out on the club at the end of the 2012 season and requested a trade to premiers Sydney.
The once-secret deal struck by the Crows and Tippett was understood to have agreed to trade the player to the club of his choice, for a second-round draft pick - below the player's market worth - when his 2009 contract expired.
The player payment charge related to Adelaide reportedly agreeing to pay Tippett about $200,000 when the contract expired. The money wasn't paid, but neither was the deal declared to the league.