But rugged North Melbourne defender Scott McMahon has been slapped with a one-match ban for his hit on Geelong forward Jordan Murdoch.
McMahon will miss North's big clash with power club Collingwood on Easter Sunday if he accepts his ban.
McMahon was cited for a level three strike on Murdoch in a tight and high intensity NAB Cup clash in Geelong on Saturday.
McMahon's clash was considered intentional conduct by the review panel and prompted a maximum of three points, but of low impact for one point and high contact for a further two.
The total of six activation points, resulted in a classification of a level three offence and drew 225 demerit points for a two-match sanction.
McMahon has no existing good or bad record and an early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction.
If the 26-year-old veteran of 106 senior games contests his suspension at the tirbunal and loses, McMahon will miss two games.
He would then also miss the Kanga's big Round 2 showdown with Geelong on April 7.
Hocking was reported on Friday night in his head-on and high collision with Greater Western Sydney defender Tom Bugg.
The veteran Bombers on-ball defensive expert was cleared after an analysis from the league's match review panel on Monday.
His forceful contact was not considered heavy enough for the report to be upheld.
Hocking was initially reported for forceful, front-on impact in a ground-level ball contest with Bugg.
Hocking, 25, is a vital Bombers defensive weapon in efforts to curb Adelaide's brilliant on-ball battery of Patrick Dangerfield and Scott Thompson in the AFL season-opener at AAMI Stadium on Friday-week.
Giants rising star Toby Greene was also cleared of high contact into new Bombers play-maker Brendon Goddard.