MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Will Snelling (left) and Andrew McGrath of the Bombers celebrate during the 2019 AFL round 20 match between the Essendon Bombers and the Port Adelaide Power at Marvel Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Essendon are yet to begin contract talks with midfielder Will Snelling.

Recruited via the 2019 mid-season rookie draft with the seventh pick, Snelling comes out of contract at the end of 2020.

Asked on SEN SA Breakfast whether he has committed to the Bombers beyond this year, the 23-year old responded: “Nothing yet”.

“I think given all the unknowns still in terms of the CBA and whatnot … the club has been a little bit stand-offish in terms of committing to anything yet.

“Hopefully in the next couple of weeks and going forward before the end of the season we can get something done, that would be great.”

This is the second time Snelling has experienced contract uncertainty.

Port Adelaide delisted the rookie in 2018 after playing one game in three seasons.

“It’s not too different for me, I’ve been on the rookie list the entirety of my career,” Snelling said.

“A lot of the time it is guesswork so I’m well equipped to deal with that.

“I’ve just got to focus on playing well and if you do that eventually the rest will come.”

Snelling has kicked 11 goals in 16 games for the Bombers and averages 14 disposals and five tackles per game.