Retired ruck-forward Kurt Tippett will remain with Sydney as a rookie next year but he has no plans to revive his AFL career.
Tippett announced his shock retirement in January, citing concerns over a debilitating ankle injury, with three years to run on a lucrative contract.
Given the timing of his announcement, the Swans had to carry Tippett on their primary list this year even though he had left the club and had no intention of playing again.
Sydney officially delisted him yesterday in a bid to ease some of the salary cap burden of his deal, but he must remain with the club as a rookie while he continues to be paid.
He played 178 AFL games — 104 with Adelaide and 74 with the Swans — after he was taken with the 32nd overall pick at the 2006 national draft.