during the round 17 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Collingwood Magpies at Adelaide Oval on July 16, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia.

Ricky Hendeson set to leave Crows

Adelaide free agent Ricky Henderson looks set to leave the Crows this off-season, according to the Adelaide Advertiser.

Henderson, 28, is out of contract, and failed to play enough games for the Crows this season to trigger an automatic contract extension.

The club has reportedly told Henderson that it is “not in a position” to offer him a new contract.

The Crows are believed to prefer to receive a compensation pick for Henderson via free agency, rather than orchestrate a trade, with any such compensation likely to result in a top-40 draft pick, which is higher than he would attract via a trade.

Henderson’s manager, Ned Guy, told the Advertiser that Henderson will assess his options next week, while there are quite “a few (offer from rival clubs)” for the 90-gamer.

Henderson, who was selected with pick No.10 in the 2008 Rookie Draft, played just five games this season.