With the trade period settled, a host of players and clubs now eye the next exchange window as delisted free agency begins to open.

A number of surprising list calls have been made since the season's conclusion, likely meaning more players could switch clubs after going unfavoured in 2022.

Here we name 12 players that are worthy of a career lifeline for next season.

The first period of delisted free agency for 2022 will commence at 9:00am (all times AEDT) Thursday, November 3, running until 5:00pm Wednesday, November 9.

Delisted free agency will re-open on at 9:00am Friday, November 11, running until 5:00pm Tuesday, November 15.


1. James Rowe

The buzzing small forward saw his place in Matthew Nicks' pecking order slide significantly in the last past 12 months following the additions of Josh Rachele and Izak Rankine.

Coupled with Shane McAdam's presence in the forward third, it was obvious to see opportunities were becoming scarce for the young forward.

The Bulldogs are among the AFL clubs that could hand Rowe a reprieve, with the Dogs understood to have held an interest in the 23-year-old prior to the Crows calling his name at the 2020 National Draft.

James Rowe during the AFL match between Essendon and Adelaide, Round 4, 2022 (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media

Potentially looking to bolster their small forward stocks, Rowe may be a suitable option to land at the Kennel.