Melbourne forward Chris Dawes has put his contract talks put on hold, with a decision on his future to be made at the end of the season.
Dawes comes out of his four year contract this season, since crossing from Collingwood in 2012.
AFL.com.au reports that Dawes and his manager put talks on hold until the end of the year as Dawes was focusing on getting his body right and playing some good football.
The 28 year old missed the first half of the season with a calf injury and has since played just the four matches and kicked a solitary goal since returning in Round 11.
It's reported that Dawes understands that he will be taking a sizeable pay-cut should he remain at the Demons beyond the 2016 season.