Sport AFL Michael Jamison re-signs with Carlton

Michael Jamison re-signs with Carlton

Michael Jamison
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Carlton fullback Michael Jamison has turned down the chance to test the AFL free-agency market, preferring to sign a three-year contract extension with the Blues.

Jamison, 27, has played 118 games for Carlton since joining the club in the 2006 rookie draft.

He has been a member of the Blues’ leadership group for the past four seasons and is now tied to the club until at least the end of 2017.

“Michael is a leader on and off the field, and a much-respected member of our team,” said Carlton’s general manager of football operations Andrew McKay.

“On the field, Michael is a general for us in defence with a terrific work and training ethic while, off the field, he shows strong voice as a club spokesman who always puts his hand up to help.

“While Michael could have pursued free-agency, his decision to remain at Carlton reflects the belief he has in where we are heading.”

Jamison kicked only the second goal of his career in Monday’s 32-point win over St Kilda.

Captain Marc Murphy, Kade Simpson, Andrew Walker and Dylan Buckley have also signed new deals in 2014, while former No.1 draft pick Bryce Gibbs said earlier this month his preference was also to remain a Blue, despite interest from both SA clubs.