If they weren't they're pretty dumb imo...unless Melbourne just offered overs he felt he couldn't refuse.I’m not sure why he went to melbourne instead of looking at a side that needed a ruckman.
He could have played 15+ games as a number 1 ruck at GWS or Geelong.
I guess theres also the possibility of neither of them sides being interested in him.
Preuss is far better than the GWS or Geelong ruckmen. Essendon are really struggling right now with Clarke.