Hawthorn has joined Essendon and Brisbane in opening last-minute spots ahead of Wednesday's NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft. 

The Hawks have moved James Sicily to the 'inactive' list to give them two selections after Jon Patton's early retirement in April gave them an initial spot. 

It comes after Essendon moved Michael Hurley to the same list on Monday to give them a second pick, while Brisbane followed suit with Cameron Rayner for a solitary selection. 

Clubs have until 5pm on Tuesday to move players to the inactive list to give them extra selections, however Geelong has joined in Fremantle in opting not to take part. 

West Coast – currently without a selection – will make a decision on Tuesday around whether it opens up a pick for Wednesday night. 

Despite coach Alastair Clarkson saying Hawthorn would only take one pick when speaking after the loss to Gold Coast on Saturday night, the Hawks moved Sicily to the inactive list on Tuesday morning. 

Intrigue centres around their selections after being heavily linked to emerging 19-year-old ruckman Ned Moyle at pick No.2. 

Rivals believe the Hawks are also lining up taking 20-year-old Jai Newcombe with their second pick after the Box Hill midfielder was the only in the 600-plus pool of prospects to nominate specific contract terms. 

Hurley's season is almost certainly over after his move to the inactive list. The veteran defender was struck down over summer with a serious hip infection and was reduced to crutches watching teammates in the early parts of the season. 

He has since returned to the club and has been progressing well on light duties, albeit with an indefinite timeline around his return.  

The move to the inactive list has been praised as yet another example of Hurley's selflessness at the Bombers. 

By making Hurley inactive, it all but concedes the Bombers have put a line through his season. However, should the 30-year-old make a rapid recovery, he would be able to be lifted to the 'active' list if another player suffered a long-term injury.

Hurley holds a contract for 2022.  

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The Bombers have shown interest in a pair of forwards overlooked in last year's NAB AFL Draft – Norwood's Jackson Callow and Murray Bushranger Cameron McLeod. They will also consider Bombers VFL-listed half-back Angus Baker after he trained with the AFL squad over summer.

Richmond last week opened up a spot by moving Ivan Soldo (ACL) to the inactive list and have former St Kilda and Collingwood midfielder Nathan Freeman on their radar. 

North Melbourne holds the first selection in the reverse ladder format after round 11. 

Club selections as at Tuesday 11am

Adelaide: 1 selection
Brisbane: 1 selection
Carlton: 2 selections
Collingwood: 2 selections
Essendon: 2 selections
Fremantle: 0 selections
Geelong: 0 selections
Gold Coast: 2 selections
GWS: 1 selection
Hawthorn: 2 selections
Melbourne: 2 selections
North Melbourne: 2 selections
Port Adelaide: 1 selection
Richmond: 1 selection
St Kilda: 1 selection
Sydney: 1 selection
West Coast: 0 selections
Western Bulldogs: 0 selections