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Jed commits to Cats

Geelong defender Jed Bews. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG defender Jed Bews has chosen not to explore his free agency options after signing a new two-year contract.

The 25-year-old will remain in the Hoops until at least the end of 2021.

Bews, son of former club captain Andrew, has played 80 games since being picked with a father-son selection in the 2011 National Draft.

“Jed has proved himself as a key member of our backline and can play a number of roles,” football boss Simon Lloyd said.

“He is an excellent teammate and is highly respected within the club. We are pleased to have secured Jed, who was eligible to become a free agent after the season.”

After off-season shoulder surgery followed by a bout of osteitis pubis, Bews didn’t make his first AFL appearance until Round 15.

However, he has played every game since, becoming a key part of the Geelong defence in the second half of the season.

Bews’ re-signing leaves 10 players out of contract; Gary Ablet, Harry Taylor, Zac Smith, Tim Kelly, Wylie Buzza, Scott Selwood, Lachie Henderson, Jordan Cunico, Blake Schlensog and Jamaine Jones.

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