Gold Coast have delisted Jack Leslie and Jarryd Lyons, with Leslie set to be picked up again in the rookie draft.
The decision for Lyons to leave was a mutual one between player and club, despite having a year left to run on his contract.
“We added real depth to our midfield during the trade period and as a result Jarryd understands that his opportunities would be increasingly limited due to the additions of these players and our desire to play and develop the young midfield talent already on our list,” Gold Coast List & Strategy Manager Craig Cameron said.
“With that being the case, the club and Jarryd have had a mature discussion and agree that another club may offer him greater opportunity to play in the midfield in the future.”
Lyons played 19 games this season and averaged first league wide for stoppage clearances per game and third for all clearances per game.
He had more clearances than any other Sun and ranked first for disposals per game at the club.
He was also in the top 10 for contested possessions per game this year.