Adelaide have spoken on the tough decision to part ways with small forward James Rowe after two years with the club, stating the call was a matter of "circumstance".

Rowe was among a trio of Crows not offered new deals by the club last week, with Ben Davis and Brett Turner also delisted.

While Turner - a mid-season draft selection - may gain a lifeline at West Lakes through the Rookie Draft, Rowe's time at the club has come to an end after 36 games.

Matthew Nicks' small forward stocks are already brimming with exciting talent in the form of Josh Rachele and Shane McAdam, while the club added former first-round pick Izak Rankine to their squad on a three-year deal this off-season.

The situation left Rowe facing an uncertain future at the Crows as his contract came to an end, with Adelaide deciding not to offer the 23-year-old an extension.

But while Adelaide had no room for the lively goalsneak, the Crows have urged clubs to look toward Rowe's services for 2023.

"Every club goes through (tough list decisions). Over the period I've been involved I've seen that play out so many times," Adelaide AFLW coach Matthew Clarke told media on Thursday.

James Rowe during the AFL match between Essendon and Adelaide, Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media

"It's never really a reflection on the individual, it's just often the circumstances of where the squad sits at that moment in time."

"He's demonstrated an ability to play at the level, so absolutely (Rowe has more to offer).

"It's just where every individual list sits and where that opportunity presents.

The Western Bulldogs have been closely tied to the Henley product given their reported interest in Rowe ahead of the 2020 draft.

Bulldog Cody Weightman was the only smaller-framed forward to boot more than a dozen goals fro Luke Beveridge's side this year, with an opportunity for Rowe at the Kennel potentially a fitting outcome for both parties.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Cody Weightman of the Bulldogs celebrates kicking a goal during the round 16 AFL match between Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne Kangaroos at Marvel Stadium on July 04, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Clarke was also hopeful Turner's time in the top flight wasn't over in a matter of months, stating the mid-season draftee has more to offer.

"That's a challenging positon to be in anytime you come into the squad midway through the year," Clarke said.

"Particularly if you've come with an injury. I thought, particularly with his SANFL finals series, he demonstrated a capacity to play above the SANFL level.

"Hopefully there's an opportunity down the track."

Delisted free agency opens on November 3 and will run until November 15, with a one-day break in the middle of the window for list lodgment.

Should Rowe fail to land a lifeline through delisted free agency, he could return to former SANFL side Woodville-West Torrens or hope for another chance of an AFL selection at next year's pre-season Supplemental Selection Period.