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Cats cut Brownless

Oscar Brownless in VFL action for Geelong in 2021. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

OSCAR Brownless has become the latest departure from Geelong ahead of the conclusion of the AFL Trade Period on Wednesday.

The son of Cats’ great Billy, the 21-year-old failed to play an AFL game in three seasons with the club.

Drafted as a father-son selection at the end of 2018, he was delisted after the 2019 season and re-rookied by the club.

Brownless finished runner-up to Darcy Fort in this year’s VFL best-and-fairest after averaging 22 disposals.

“Oscar is an outstanding person, and we thank him for his contribution to the club,” football boss Simon Lloyd said.

“Oscar’s warmth, positivity and professional attitude saw him form many strong relationships over his three years at Geelong.

“We look forward to seeing him succeed in his future endeavours.”

Brownless is the seventh player to leave the club this post-season, joining Nathan Kreuger (Collingwood), retired duo Lachie Henderson and Josh Jenkins, and delisted trio Ben Jarvis, Cam Taheny and Stefan Okunbor.

It leaves midfielder Charlie Constable as the only Cat without a contract for 2022.

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