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Jenkins joins Cats

Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins in action against Geelong in 2017. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

GEELONG has landed experienced Adelaide tall forward Josh Jenkins in the closing moments of the AFL Trade Period.

The Cats have also picked up a future third-round pick (on-traded from Gold Coast) and given up pick No.37 (on-traded from Essendon) for Jenkins.

“Josh will give us added depth and experience as a tall option,” Geelong’s list manager Stephen Wells said.

“He has been a very good player for the Crows and he is looking forward to making a strong contribution for the Cats in the coming years.”

Jenkins, 30, has played 147 games and kicked 296 goals since making his debut for the Crows against Geelong in 2012.

He kicked has kicked 40 goals or more on five occasions, including 62 goals in 2016.

However, Jenkins only managed 22 goals from 11 games 2019 after falling out of favour in the City of Churches.

He becomes the second player to join the Cats in the Trade Period, with four-time St Kilda best-and-fairest Jack Steven arriving earlier Tuesday.

Two players departed Geelong, with Zac Smith returning to the Gold Coast and Tim Kelly joining West Coast.

Decisions now need to be made on out-of-contract duo Lachie Henderson and Wylie Buzza.

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