Fremantle have left the door open for Josh Mellington to stay at the club in spite of de-listing him today.
Mellington had struggled for a senior berth at the Dockers, playing just six matches in his three seasons at the port. But he was a handy contributor to West Perth in their WAFL premiership success this year.
The 20-year-old has the opportunity to go into next month's national draft and be recruited by another club but in a statement today the Dockers said he, "could potentially be re-drafted by Fremantle".
He has been linked to a possible move to St Kilda or Collingwood.
The Dockers have also delisted Jesse Crichton, Peter Faulks, Alex Forster, Alex Howson and Haiden Schloithe, while Jayden Pitt has retired and Viv Michie was traded to Melbourne during the off-season.
The club had added midfielder Colin Sylvia from Melbourne via free agency, and traded for key forward Scott Gumbleton from Essendon.
Young forward Matt Taberner was elevated from the rookie list.
Dockers changesPrimary list players
Jesse Crichton (delisted)
Peter Faulks (delisted)
Alex Forster (delisted)
Josh Mellington (delisted)***
Viv Michie (traded)
Jayden Pitt (retired)Primary list additions
Scott Gumbleton (traded)
Colin Sylvia (unrestricted free agent)Rookie list players
Alex Howson (delisted)
Haiden Schloithe (delisted)Rookie upgrade