Former Geelong veteran James Kelly is in line to become another top-up player for the Bombers in season 2016.
Kelly was not offered another contract by the Cats at the end of last season and was subsequently delisted by the Cats after he wasn't signed as a free agent or traded.
The 273 game veteran managed 17 games in 2015, averaging 21 disposals and with the Bombers looking to replace a wealth of experience that has gone out of the side, it may not be a bad option for the Bombers.
Essendon in talks with James Kelly about 2016, but conversations in early stages. Bombers have also made calls about Ryan Crowley.— Sam McClure (@sam_mcclure) January 18, 2016