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One more year: Stevie J becomes a Giant

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Former Geelong star Steve Johnson is to continue his AFL career at Greater Western Sydney.

The three-time premiership player has signed a one-year deal with the Giants.

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“Steve has agreed to a one-year playing contract and at the end of next season we’ll sit down with him and assess what opportunities are available at the club beyond 2016,” Giants coach Leon Cameron said.

Geelong did not offer the 253-game star a new contract.

The Cats, meanwhile, continued their recruiting spree, signing up Gold Coast ruckman Zac Smith.

Geelong completed the paperwork on Monday, shipping off a pair of third-round draft picks in exchange for Smith.

Adelaide superstar Patrick Dangerfield, West Coast’s Scott Selwood and Carlton forward Lachie Henderson joined the Cats last week.

Also in trade news, Carlton utility Tom Bell will go to Brisbane in return for AFL draft picks.

The Blues announced a trade where Bell and their third-round pick at No.41 will go to Brisbane in return for the Lions’s second-round selection at No.21 and their round-four choice at 60.

Bell was Carlton’s best first-year player in 2012 and played 51 games for the Blues.

The league’s trade period ends on Thursday.

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