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Cats start cuts

Geelong has delisted Ben Jarvis. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG has started adjusting its list in preparation for the 2022 season, with three players to depart GMHBA Stadium.

Krockfootball.com.au understands former Adelaide star Josh Jenkins, young forward Ben Jarvis, and the uncapped Cam Taheny won’t be offered a contract for 2022.

Jenkins, a former Essendon rookie, played 147 games and kicked 296 goals for the Crows before being traded to the Cats at the end of 2019.

He featured in just two AFL matches for Geelong, with his only appearance in 2021 coming in the loss to his former club in Round 1.

Jenkins kicked 25 goals from eight VFL games but was never seriously in the frame for an AFL return.

Taken with pick no.48 in the 2018 National Draft from SANFL club Norwood, Jarvis played his lone AFL match for the Cats as a late inclusion in the Round 17 loss to Richmond on the Gold Coast last year.

Fellow South Australian Taheny, who, like Jarvis, attended Rostrevor College, arrived at GMHBA Stadium with pick no.50 in the 2019 National Draft.

His 2021 season was derailed by hamstring issues, which limited him to just five of Geelong’s nine VFL matches.

Meanwhile, there are multiple reports assistant coach Matthew Knights will take a role with the West Coast Eagles.

Knights, who played 279 games with Richmond and coached Essendon for three years, has been at Geelong for a decade

He spent three years as coach of the VFL team, taking the Cats to a premiership in his first year in 2012 and a grand final a year later.

Knights then moved into the role of midfield coach in 2015.

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