Essendon has confirmed veteran Jason Winderlich will play with the Bombers next season.
Winderlich announced his retirement in August and then requested a trade to Richmond.
But he changed his mind after talks with Bombers coach James Hird and chairman Paul Little.
Winderlich says Mark Harvey's return to the Bombers as an assistant coach also swayed his thinking.
The 30-year-old utility has played 128 matches for the Bombers.