ESSENDON youngster Brayden Ham has re-signed for next year after a promising start to his career.?

The hard-running wingman has put pen to paper on a deal for 2021 after being left in contract limbo as the club waited on list spots to be finalised.

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His new deal follows Essendon's news on Tuesday that forward Jayden Laverde had signed a one-year deal for next year, while Will Snelling also recently signed on for 2021.

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Free agent Martin Gleeson has also agreed to remain at the club next year although a new deal has not been made official as yet.

Ham enjoyed a solid season in 2020 in his second season as a Bomber, playing 10 games between the wing and half-forward.

The 21-year-old is expected to find more opportunities next year as new coach Ben Rutten heads a revamped Essendon line-up after a busy Trade Period.

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Ham, from the Geelong Falcons, played five games in his debut season in 2019, including an impressive debut in the Good Friday clash of that year against North Melbourne.