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Dogs a new suitor for Hawthorn's Suckling

Matt Suckling (left) has a strong relationship with Dogs coach Luke Beveridge.

Jake Niall 8:01 PM   The Western Bulldogs have emerged as a potential new destination for Hawthorn premiership player and free agent Matt Suckling.

McKay Twins have recruiters doing a double take

Two of a kind: Twins Harry and Ben McKay from Warragul are hoping to hear their names called at the national draft.

Emma Quayle 7:21 PM   Ben and Harry McKay are mirror image twins. It makes sense they come to this week's draft combine from slightly different directions.

No Swan song for Pyke, as ruck retires early

Early retiree: Mike Pyke of the Swans.

Michael Gleeson 12:30 AM   Sydney Swans premiership ruck Mike Pyke is poised to retire from the game with a year left to run on his contract.

2015 AFL draft: the combine harvester

Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle 7:01 PM   Profiles of the 80 draft prospects attending the AFL national combine

Rice to make father-son choice after combine

Bailey Rice has to choose between the Saints and the Blues.

Daniel Cherny 6:41 PM   As one young man made headlines for choosing St Kilda over Carlton, another stared down the very same choice.

2015 AFL draft: combine harvester: Small and medium forwards

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6:40 PM   Profiles of the small and medium forward prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.

2015 AFL draft: combine harvester: Small and medium defenders

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Emma Quayle 6:26 PM   Profiles of the small and medium defender prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.

Crowley delisted from Fremantle after serving drug ban

Ryan Crowley shows his disappointment after Fremantle was beaten by Port Adelaide in the first semi-final in 2014.

Brad Elborough 6:09 PM   Ryan Crowley's ambitious bid to return to Fremantle's senior side after a 12-month drug-related ban is over.

2015 AFL draft: combine harvester: Tall defenders

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6:04 PM   Profiles of the tall defender prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.

2015 AFL draft: combine harvester: The midfielders

Darcy Tucker

6:00 PM   Profiles of the midfielder prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.

2015 AFL draft: combine harvester: Tall forwards

Jacob Weitering.

Emma Quayle 5:54 PM   Profiles of the tall forward prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.

2015 AFL draft: combine harvester: Ruckmen

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Emma Quayle 5:45 PM   Profiles of the ruck prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.

Lion Aish asks for trade to Collingwood

James Aish wants to go to Collingwood.

Jake Niall 5:11 PM   Brisbane midfielder James Aish has asked the club for a trade to Collingwood, but the Lions say that they will make a stand and not grant Aish's wish to be traded to the Magpies.

Eagles youngster requests trade

Brant Colledge (right) wants to leave the Eagles.

Daniel Cherny 10:27 AM   West Coast's rapid rise up the ladder in 2015 could lead to the Eagles shedding talent, with young midfielder Brant Colledge requesting a trade away from the club despite having a year to run on his contract.

No rabbits in Hawks' trade hat

Essendon joins the Swans and Dockers in pursuing out of contract Ryan Schoenmakers.

Michael Gleeson   Hawthorn is not hunting for another premiership player in waiting in the trade period this year, turning instead to the players inside the club not outside.

What's happening during the AFL off-season?

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It’s the season for player movement at all 18 AFL clubs. Need a reminder of which stalwarts have retired since their club’s final game in 2015? Want to know who’s been cut and which draft picks each club has at their disposal?

Bennell eyes off Dockers

Harley Bennell.

Jon Pierik   Troubled Gold Coast star Harley Bennell wants to reignite his career with Fremantle next season.

Hartlett re-signs with Port until at least 2021

Locked in: Hamish Hartlett has signed a lengthy deal with Port.

Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett has ensured he'll spend at least the bulk of his career at Alberton Oval after signing a five-year contract extension with the Power.

Could this Cat become a Lion?

The Brisbane Lions may be interested in Steve Johnson.

Geelong premiership star Steve Johnson could extend his AFL career next season at the Brisbane Lions.

Free Agency: The Hits and Misses

Lance Franklin, when fit and firing, has delivered for Sydney.

Matt Murnane   With the AFL's free agency period set to start on Friday, we look at some of the notable signings, both good and bad, since free agency started at the end of 2012.

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Garland re-signs with Melbourne

Colin Garland is staying with Melbourne.

Larissa Nicholson   Colin Garland has re-signed at Melbourne and will remain a Demon until the end of 2018.

Johnson open to interstate move

Open to move: Steve Johnson of the Cats.

Jon Pierik   Former Geelong star Steve Johnson has declared he is open to moving interstate, and is ready to embark on an arduous pre-season campaign to help him remain as an on-field force.

Worsfold's first job as Essendon coach: get Leuenberger

Straight to work: New Essendon coach John Worsfold

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall   On his first official day as new Essendon coach, John Worsfold rang Brisbane free agent Matthew Leuenberger to discuss a potential move to the Bombers.

Trengove back in the running

Make or break: Jack Trengove faces a tough year as he returns from a foot injury.

Jon Pierik   Acknowledging the ruthless business that is the AFL, football's forgotten man Jack Trengove understands next season may be his last unless his problematic foot can heal quickly enough for him to play consistent football.

Johnson's future remains up in the air

Playing on? Steve Johnson.

Former Geelong great Steven Johnson says he's still undecided about whether he will play on and if so, at which AFL club.

Lake, Hale retire from AFL

David Hale has played 108 games for the Hawks.

Michael Gleeson and Daniel Cherny   After three flags in three years and a Norm Smith Medal since moving clubs, veteran Hawthorn star Brian Lake has joined premiership teammate David Hale in retiring from AFL football.

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Dons hopeful of keeping Carlisle, Melksham

Essendon hopes to change Jake Carlisle's mind.

Ronny Lerner   Essendon have not given up hope of convincing wantaway duo Jake Carlisle and Jake Melksham to stay now that John Worsfold has been installed as their new senior coach.

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Dangerfield will be a Cat: Connors

Patrick Dangerfield will get to Geelong, says Paul Connors

​Adelaide should take the AFL's compensation pick and allow Patrick Dangerfield to walk unhindered to Geelong, according to the star player's manager.

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Richmond to pass on Harley Bennell

Harley Bennell.

Matt Murnane   Richmond has officially withdrawn their interest in Harley Bennell, further clouding the uncertain future of the former No.2 draft pick

Recruiters to get last look at potential draft bidding targets

Hopeful: Academy players and draft prospects Callum Mills and Jacob Hopper.

Emma Quayle   The grand final day curtain-raiser will take on added significance this year, as clubs prepare for the introduction of future trading and the new draft night bidding system.