North Melbourne has advised Taylor Garner, Dom Tyson, Will Walker and Connor Menadue that they will not be offered contracts for next season.

Garner played 49 games for the Kangaroos after being taken with pick 15 in the 2012 National Draft.

His career-best season came in 2017 when he played 18 games and averaged 16 disposals.

He started 2021 rehabilitating a hamstring injury and broke into the side in Round 9. The 27-year-old kicked seven goals across his next four games before badly rolling his ankle and missing the rest of the season.

North Melbourne GM Football, Brady Rawlings, said they were always tough decisions to make.

“Taylor has been an important player at our club over a nine season period. He has displayed outstanding competitiveness and has been a player that his teammates have enjoyed running out with on the weekend,” Rawlings said.

“His tenure at the club shows how much he was valued but unfortunately he has dealt with some injuries over the period which hasn’t allowed him to play more football during his North Melbourne career.”

Tyson played five games for North after arriving at the end of 2018.

The 28-year-old started his career at the GWS Giants, before moving to Melbourne, then North, and has played a total of 113 games.

Menadue played 46 games across his career, including seven for the Kangaroos, after being taken with pick 18 in the 2020 Rookie Draft.

Meanwhile, Walker played six games since being drafted with pick 23 in the 2017 National Draft.

“All these guys have been great contributors to our program over their respective time,” Rawlings said.

“Unfortunately for most of them, injury really stood in their way of progressing further in our program.

“We thank all the boys for their contributions to the club and wish them all the best in their next chapter.”