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Port's Monfries inks one-year AFL deal

AAP logoAAP 30/10/2016 Michael Ramsey

Port Adelaide small forward Angus Monfries will play on in 2017, the former Bomber signing a one-year contract extension.

Monfries missed all of the 2016 season as one of 34 past and present Essendon players who were handed 12-month suspensions by the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the Bombers' supplements saga.

The Power have delisted defender Cameron O'Shea after six seasons and 81 games, including 13 this year, while fellow backman Tom Jonas has signed a three-year deal.

Port have also added Nathan Krakouer to their senior list after two seasons as a rookie.

"Gus and Nathan are mature players who give us some versatility," Power football boss Chris Davies said on Sunday.

"Our young players will benefit from having Angus around the club in 2017 - we were always keen to keep him on and he has been able to return to training at the club already, in-line with the CAS ruling."

Monfries has booted 83 goals in three seasons since joining the Power at the end of 2012 and will line up alongside former Bomber Paddy Ryder, who was also banned this year.

O'Shea is the seventh Power player to depart during the offseason, joining veteran forward Jay Schulz, Paul Stewart, Kane Mitchell, John Butcher, Sam Colquhoun and the retired Alipate Carlile.

The Power finished a disappointing trade period without any changes after nominating a dozen players - including contracted vice-captain Hamish Hartlett - as trade bait.

Port, who last made the finals in 2014, will take four top-30 picks into this year's draft after giving up their future first-round selection in a three-way trade with Brisbane and Gold Coast which allowed Pearce Hanley to join the Suns.

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