Geelong have made three more list changes after their nightmare AFL season came to an end last week.
The Cats, who dominated the competition last year to win the grand final in a canter, lost five of their final six games to miss the finals for only the second time in coach Chris Scott’s time in charge.
The final position of 12th was incredibly the lowest Geelong have ever finished in their entire 127-year history.
Analysis, local footy and the biggest moments, Seven and 7plus are the home of footy shows for every fan. Stream them all for free on 7plus >>
In what is expected to be a busy off-season, father-son duo Sam Simpson and Osca Riccardi have both been delisted, along with Cooper White.
Simpson, son of Sean, played just 25 games for the club, but featured in the four finals, including the 2020 grand final loss to Richmond.
He suffered a horrific concussion in that premiership decider and further concussions plagued the next three years of his career.
After missing the entire 2022 campaign, Simpson made a triumphant return in Round 6 this year with two goals against Sydney. He featured five more times – the last of which was as a substitute in Round 12.
Riccardi, son of Cats great Peter, never played a senior game after arriving at the club as a rookie last year.
Whyte, taken with pick No.64 in the 2021 draft, made his debut in Round 2 against Carlton but never featured again.
“All three players have been great teammates who are well respected and have lived the Geelong values during their time at the club,” list manager Andrew Mackie said.
“We thank Sam, Cooper, and Osca for their efforts over their time at Geelong and wish them every success in the future. The club will continue to support them on and off the field.”
The list updates follow the retirement of Isaac Smith and Jonathon Ceglar, while Sam Menegola also departed the club after playing his farewell game in the final game against the Western Bulldogs.
Veteran pair Tom Hawkins and Zach Tuohy are set to play on for what will likely be their final seasons in 2024.