Sydney have announced two off-season list moves, with premiership player Sam Reid to be delisted and then re-added to the club's squad via this month's Rookie Draft, while defender Robbie Fox has earned a promotion to the Swans' primary list.
The decision to delist and then select Reid will give the Swans more flexibility ahead of National Draft, with the veteran forward moved to the Rookie list and allowing the club greater access at the November 20-21 intake.
Reid has signed one-year extensions over the last several years, and despite season-ending hamstring surgery in May, the club will extend his tenure in the red and white into a 15th season.
“Sam has been a fantastic servant of this club for many seasons, and when he's fit and healthy, is still a very capable key target and provides great flexibility and experience to our squad,” Swans football boss Charlie Gardiner said in a club statement.
“We have committed to taking Sam in the upcoming Rookie draft, as we feel he can still play a valuable role on and off the field for us in 2024.”
Fox underwent a similar list move at the end of 2020, having been delisted by the club before being placed on the rookie list that same off-season.
With the backman having reached the maximum time available to be spent on the rookie list, Fox has been promoted to the club's primary list.
The 30-year-old has played 87 games for Sydney since making his debut with the club in 2017, joining Reid in featuring in the club's grand final loss last year.
Fox played a career-high 20 games in 2023 after his continued development into a formidable defender.
The pair of list moves come after a busy off-season for Sydney, who acquired Taylor Adams, Brodie Grundy, Joel Hamling and James Jordon through the player movement window and would trade Dylan Stephens to North Melbourne.
The club have already decided not to offer Ryan Clarke, Will Gould, Hugo Hall-Kahan, Cameron Owen, Lachie Rankin and Marc Sheather new deals for 2024, while Lance Franklin, Tom Hickey and Paddy McCartin recently announced their retirement from the game.
Sydney currently hold Picks 12, 45, 55 and 91 for this year's National Draft.