MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Adam Oxley of Collingwood is tackled during the round 19 VFL match between Collingwood and Richmond at Victoria Park on August 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Magpies defender Adam Oxley has been informed by Collingwood he will not be offered a new contract with the club, according to a report by the Herald Sun.

Oxley only managed three senior games in 2018, a season where the Pies made it to the Grand Final, after being re-drafted as a rookie 12 months ago.

The 25-year old was told on Monday he will not be receiving another lifeline from the Pies.

It looms likely that defender Josh Smith will be joining Oxley on the way out from Collingwood as the club is suddenly bursting with depth.

Smith had a stellar start to his AFL career, playing 18 games in 2016 after becoming one of coach Nathan Buckley’s favourites.

Smith has seemingly since fallen out of favour with Buckley’s side as fellow teammates have shot past him in the pecking order.

The 24-year old from Queensland would be a great pick up for the Gold Coast Suns, however, its understood the Suns have shown little interest in Smith.

Collingwood announced seven new signings for next season- Josh Thomas (three years), Tom Langdon (three), Darcy Moore (two), Flynn Appleby (two), Lynden Dunn (one), Jamie Elliott (one) and Tim Broomhead (one) who are set to don the white and black.

Brody Mihocek this week agreed to a new two-year deal, meanwhile Tyson Goldsack, Levi Greenwood and Josh Daicos are expected to be pen to paper.

Essendon have received some positive news with Ben McNeice signing a new contract, which leaves only Matt Dea and Mark Baguley as the two Bombers without a deal.

Geelong have added another Irishman to their ranks, securing the signature of Category-B rookie Stefan Okunbor.

While the deadline for the list lodgement looms, Hawthorns Ricky Henderson and David Mirra, Bulldogs Tom Liberatore and Tiger Jacob Townsend are still yet to receive to new deals.