ST KILDA is weighing up whether to throw another AFL lifeline to delisted Essendon tall Shaun McKernan.
McKernan, 30, was last month delisted by Essendon after 87 games scattered across 11 seasons with Adelaide and the Bombers. But he could yet find himself at Moorabbin and at a third AFL club.
McKernan was delisted by the Crows at the end of 2014 before the Bombers came knocking for the ruck/forward in the rookie draft. Essendon then delisted him in late 2016 before re-drafting him as a rookie.
St Kilda has two quality ruckmen in Paddy Ryder and Rowan Marshall, but the Saints cleaned out a lot of tall talent in the wake of a semi-final loss to Richmond.
Rucks Ryan Abbott and Jack Bell have been delisted, while key position players Logan Austin and Jack Mayo were also cut. Another key tall, Nathan Brown, announced his retirement earlier this year.
It leaves only raw prospect and former US-based basketballer Sam Alabakis as St Kilda’s ruck insurance.
McKernan would add valuable depth and ruck cover, while also capable of playing forward if need-be.
It’s understood McKernan is also weighing up some attractive offers from a number of local clubs for 2021.