The 32-year-old will play on until at least the end of the 2015 AFL season.
Veteran defender Robert Murphy has agreed on a new one-year contract extension with the Western Bulldogs.
The new deal will see the 32-year-old play until at least the end of the 2015 season.
The 265-game defender has played in all 16 of the Bulldogs’ games this season, averaging 20 disposals.
Despite some players of his generation announcing their retirements in the past few weeks, Murphy said his optimism about the future of the club will keep him going.
“There’s a few of my generation who have wound it up, which just gets you thinking about footy and time, but personally I feel good, and I’m really optimistic about where we’re headed at this footy club,” Murphy told the club’s website.
“I think I’ve still got something to offer.”
Murphy added that the lure of future success, as well as his role of mentoring the club’s younger players, were key reasons in playing another year.
“That’s my role here, and I’m still enjoying my footy, and obviously love this place,” Murphy said.
“So to get another contract, [I’m] really happy about it.
“I love seeing what the young guys [are doing], how they are shaping our footy club, and I’m keen to come along for the ride.
“Success, there’s going to be plenty of shades of that, and what it looks like, but I think we showed on the weekend that there are some exciting times ahead.”
Murphy was drafted by the Bulldogs in the 1999 National Draft at pick 13 overall.