List changes: Veteran midfielder Sam Gibson and utility Curtly Hampton have retired, while father-son duo Ben Jarman and Jackson Edwards, and key position player Harry Dear, have been delisted.
Key defenders: Kyle Hartigan, Andy Otten, Alex Keath, Daniel Talia
General defenders: Luke Brown, Kyle Cheney, Tom Doedee, Jake Kelly, Rory Laird, Andrew McPherson, Wayne Milera, Brodie Smith
Summary: Experienced pair Otten and Cheney have yet to be re-signed. Alex Keath was solid when he came into the side and will put pressure on Kyle Hartigan. Milera impressed at half-back.
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Midfielders: Rory Atkins, Brad Crouch, Matt Crouch, Cam Ellis-
Ruckmen: Paul Hunter, Sam Jacobs, Reilly O’Brien
Summary: The Crows could do with more back-up for 30-year-old ruckman Sam Jacobs. Speed through the midfield is another need. Ellis-
Midfielder/forwards: Richard Douglas, Jordan Gallucci, Hugh Greenwood, Myles Poholke
General forwards: Eddie Betts, Ben Davis, Darcy Fogarty, Riley Knight, Tom Lynch, Lachlan Murphy
Key forwards: Elliott Himmelberg, Josh Jenkins, Mitch McGovern, Taylor Walker
Summary: McGovern’s possible departure would leave the Crows light on for key forwards. Small forward is another need with 31-year-old Betts near the end of his career.
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Adding midfield speed will be a focus after the retirements of Gibson and Hampton. The Crows have a lot of players in the 27- to 30-year-old age bracket and will need to carefully start blooding youngsters in the next few years and stagger the departures of their older brigade.
Source: Adelaide Crows website