Port Adelaide has severed ties with defender Jarrod Lienert, uncapped youngster Trent Burgoyne and small forward Boyd Woodcock after the duo were informed that they would not be offered contracts for the 2022 AFL season.
Lienert, 27, made 23 appearances for the expansion side after being drafted with the 42nd selection of the 2017 rookie draft.
Although Woodcock's career in teal was briefer than his former teammate, the North Adelaide premiership player managed 12 appearances for Ken Hinkley's side, including seven this season for a return of four goals.
In an official statement released by the club on Friday evening, Port Adelaide's List Manager, Jason Cripps, claimed that while the pair had worked hard in their time with the Power, they could also consider themselves luckless after their stints ended short.
“Jarrod and Boyd have each shown resilience and a commitment to working hard to get the best out of themselves,” Cripps said.
“In some ways, they are each unlucky but as happens at this time of the year, the club has to make difficult decisions regarding its list needs for 2022 and beyond.
“We thank each of the boys for the sacrifices they have made and dedication they have shown to our club and wish them well going forward.”
The pair's departures are the latest moves made by the Alberton-based club and come in the wake of the prior delistings of Hamish Hartlett and Joel Garner, the trade of Peter Ladhams, and the retirement of Tom Rockliff.
While former Lion and current Port utility Sam Mayes was also delisted ahead of the weekend, the 2021 preliminary finalists have stated that they will reselect the 27-year-old during November's rookie draft.
Mayes has played 17 games for his second club after donning a Brisbane guernsey on 101 occasions between 2013 and 2018.
The club later revealed on Saturday that Burgoyne would not be offered a new deal for the 2022 season.
“Trent has not had a lot of luck with injury during his time at the club and this has unfortunately impacted on his development,” Cripps added.
“It has been great to see him come through our Next Generation Academy program and he has always worked as hard as his body allowed.
“We thank him for his efforts and wish him well for the future.”