Eagles delist AFL flag star Jetta

Shayne Hope
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West Coast have axed veteran defender Lewis Jetta in a move that likely spells the end of the dual premiership star's AFL career.

The 31-year-old former Sydney speedster managed only six matches in 2020 and fell out of favour after round four.

Jetta, who was delisted on Thursday, has played 202 AFL games across 11 seasons and was part of flag-winning teams with the Eagles (2018) and the Swans (2012).

"Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer Lewis an opportunity beyond this year," West Coast football manager Craig Vozzo said.

"Lewis has been a highly valued member of our playing group for the last six years and will always be fondly remembered as a Chris Mainwaring medallist and a premiership player."

Another flag winner - former Richmond forward Jacob Townsend - was delisted by Essendon, along with rookie ruckman Henry Crauford.

The Bombers also delisted Martin Gleeson and Dylan Clarke with the intention of re-signing them in the rookie draft.

Meanwhile, Port Adelaide defender Jarrod Lienert and forward Boyd Woodcock have agreed to one-year contract extensions.

Geelong defender Jack Henry signed a new one-year deal after playing 21 matches in 2020, including the Cats' grand final defeat to Richmond.