MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Paul Seedsman of the Crows runs with the ball during the round 17 AFL match between Essendon Bombers and Adelaide Crows at Marvel Stadium on July 09, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Paul Seedsman has signed a one-year contract extension with the Crows. After a stellar season for the winger, the deal will see him remain in Adelaide until at least the end of 2023.

This is another boost to the rebuilding club in what is shaping as a good summer after things didn't appear to be going that way at the end of season 2021.

However, the acquisition of Melbourne high-performance guru Darren Burgess, as well as Sydney star Jordan Dawson, has seen things take a positive turn. The thought of combining Dawson and Seedsman for the coming years should excite Crows fans.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Paul Seedsman of the Crows runs with the ball during the round 17 AFL match between Essendon Bombers and Adelaide Crows at Marvel Stadium on July 09, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

This season saw Seedsman take his game to a new level. He made the 40-man All Australian squad and was arguably stiff not to make the final cut.

His re-signing is another tick for the Crows, who are desperate to get back to playing finals after a horror couple of seasons. Locking Seedsman in is a good piece of that puzzle.

In season 2021, the 29-year-old averaged 26 disposals, 5.4 marks, 2 clearances and 5.7 inside 50's per game. Those are extremely handy stats for a club rebuilding their midfield.

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After playing 49 games at Collingwood, Seedsman has gone from strength to strength and impressed at the Crows. Having played 83 games for Adelaide since his move at the end of 2015.

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Speaking to the club's official website, Justin Reid, Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy, was particularly pleased with Seedsman's contract extension.

Effusive in his praise of the hard-running midfielder, Reid praised Seedsman for being "a very good player for us since he joined the Club in 2016...

“Off the field he has also impressed with his leadership at training and in meetings and set an example for some of our younger players to follow.

“For Paul to recommit to the Club until the end of 2023 is a big boost for us as we look to take momentum into pre-season training and next year.”

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For his part, Seedsman appeared extremely pleased to have extended his contract, saying “I’ve been really encouraged by the progress our group has made over the past two years and I’m rapt to still be a part of it for the next couple of years,”

“We still have a lot of work to do and the challenge is ahead of us but we have a lot of talent on our list and there is a real hunger to continue to improve.”