Essendon Football Club has made further changes to its list following the conclusion of the Trade Period.
Ben Howlett and Craig Bird were advised that they will not be offered a new contract for the 2018 season.
Howlett played 124 games during his seven year career with the Bombers. His fearless attack on the contest, determination and selfless playing style were trademarks of his game.
Senior Coach, John Worsfold, commended Howlett for helping drive the Club’s strong culture. “Ben is an unbelievably strong character in terms of his leadership and team values,” Worsfold said.