Essendon have delisted small forward Alwyn Davey in the wake of the AFL trade period.
The 29-year-old played 100 games for the Bombers and most recently represented the Indigenous All Stars on their Ireland tour.
Davey was a popular figure at Essendon and list manager Adrian Dodoro said on Wednesday it was a tough call to cut him.
"As a highly respected member of the Essendon playing group it's sad to see 'Froggy' depart the club," Dodoro said.
"Unfortunately at this time of year we have to make tough decisions about our playing list and this is one of them."
"To play 100 games and kick 120 goals over seven seasons as a small forward is a terrific effort and we wish Alwyn and his young family all the best for the future."
It is unclear whether Davey will try to continue his AFL career.
Essendon recruited him with pick 36 in the 2006 national draft and he made his senior debut the following season.His older brother Aaron also retired from the AFL in late August after a 10-year, 178-game career with Melbourne.