The Bulldogs will not offer new contracts Christian Howard, Brett Goodes and Tom Young.
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Following a disappointing 2014 season, the Western Bulldogs have cut three players from its list including first-round draft pick Christian Howard.
Taken with pick 15 of the 2009 National Draft, Howard played just 20 games in his six seasons with the Bulldogs, including just two appearances in 2014.
The South Australian running defender was a surprise first round pick and arrived at the club requiring hip surgery.
Other players not to be offered new contracts are Brett Goodes and Tom Young.
Goodes, the younger brother of Sydney Swans superstar Adam, played 15 games with the Bulldogs since joining in 2013, while Young played 19 since his move across from Collingwood in the same year.
Bulldogs list manager Jason McCartney thanked the three players for their commitment and contribution to the club.
“Although difficult, these decisions are always made with the club’s future as the primary focus,” said McCartney/
“We thank the players sincerely for the contribution they’ve made to our football club and wish them the best for the future.”
It now leaves the Bulldogs with five free spaces on its list after the retirements of Daniel Giansiracusa and Tom Williams.