Fremantle have delisted four players, with the quartet headlined by goal-sneak Brandon Matera.
Hugh Dixon, Tom North and Jarvis Pina all join Matera in not being offered a contract past 2020.
Written on the club's website, Dockers' general manager Peter Ball was supportive of the departing players, acknowledging their time with the club.
“This is always a really difficult time of year and made more difficult this year because of the list cuts of which we don’t have exact clarity. Clearly, we have to plan for the future and with that in mind, there were some really tough conversations,” Bell said.
“Brandon Matera was informed that there wouldn’t be a contract for him next year. Brandon has been at the club for three years and he’s been a valued team member and we wish him well for the future.
“Hugh Dixon has been at the club for three years. Hugh played our last game in 2019 and performed well. Hugh’s got a lot of talent but unfortunately, we had to inform him also that there wouldn’t be a spot on the list for 2021.
“Tom’s been with the club for three years. He made enormous inroads this year, he was an emergency on a number of occasions but unfortunately, couldn’t break through for an AFL game. He’s a really diligent player and professional. He leaves with all of our support and best wishes for the future as well.”
“Jarvis was a rookie list selection last year, he’s had an enormous impact on the group with his energy and his enthusiasm. He was a really popular teammate and was popular with staff members also. He’s very young and, hopefully, he gets another opportunity at the elite level.”
The Dockers have now made eight total changes to their roster following the departures of Cam McCarthy, Jason Cart, Dillon O'Reilly and Isaiah Butters prior to the conclusion of the season.
Bell touched on the list of players yet to be contracted past this season.
“There are still some uncontracted players at the club and we’re just waiting on exact list sizes to come through from the AFL,” Bell said.
“We don’t have a timeline on that but clearly, it’s a period of much anxiety for the players concerned and also the rest of the club without this certainty.”