The Bulldogs are set to re-draft Smith during next month’s Rookie Draft and will consider selecting Cavarra and Hayes as rookies for next season.
“Roarke showed some really promising signs during 2020, especially late in the year where he played the last four games including our elimination final,” General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power, said.
“At his best, we believe he can be an important player for us and we have committed to re-drafting him next month.
“Every club has had to make difficult decisions around their playing group this off-season due to the changes in list sizes and we have certainly found ourselves in that position.
“Ben and Will are both great characters and have shown they can have an impact at senior level.
“With the AFL’s introduction of the new rookie rule, we will consider our options as to whether we will put Ben and Will on the rookie list for 2021.”
Smith played six games with the Bulldogs in 2020, with Cavarra and Hayes featuring on three and two occasions respectively.