THE Western Bulldogs have re-signed two of their star players to new deals.
It can be revealed that star defender Caleb Daniel and influential ruckman Tim English have finalised fresh contracts at the Whitten Oval.
Daniel’s signature comes after a protracted negotiation that had lasted most of the year.
A premiership player (2016), All-Australian (2020) and best and fairest winner (2020), Daniel has signed a four-year deal that puts him among the highest earners at the Dogs.
The 25-year-old is now locked in until at least the end of 2026. English has finalised a two-year extension that keeps him at the Dogs until the end 2024. It’s a deal timed with English reaching free agency status when he next falls out of contract.
It also again ends speculation that English could return home to Western Australia to join West Coast or Fremantle.
Daniel and English’s contracts are expected to be trumpeted by the Bulldogs later this week.
The pair of re-signings come after Jack Macrae agreed to a new five-year deal in March, but the Dogs still have a host of key players un-contracted beyond this year.
Bailey Smith, Bailey Dale, Alex Keath and Josh Dunkley still need new deals.