Delisted free agency is set to commence next week, with AFL clubs weighing up offers to those that have been placed on the outer in 2022.
The upcoming recruitment window will not only see players gain another chance in the AFL, but could see clubs uncover the next Tyson Stengle, who joined Geelong last November before earning his maiden All-Australian blazer this year.
With over 70 players already delisted this year, we've looked toward 10 of the most prolific players that could re-enter the competition and have named a potential club that could thrown them a lifeline.
Delisted free agency will commence 9:00am Thursday, November 3, running until 5:00pm Wednesday, November 9 before re-opening on at 9:00am Friday, November 11, running until 5:00pm Tuesday, November 15.
1. Brayden Ham
The Dockers saw their wing options depleted this off-season as Blake Acres and Darcy Tucker requested moves to Carlton and North Melbourne respectively.
The duo's departure has opened opportunities for some of Fremantle's younger ranks to pursue minutes in the top flight, with first-round pickups Liam Henry and Neil Erasmus among those looking to cement themselves in Justin Longmuir's side.
Looking to compete for another place in the premiership race, the Dockers will be seeking healthy selection competition across the field, something Ham can offer to the likes of Erasmus and Henry, while Aish holds down the other side of the park.
Ham has shown enough in his 45 games with the Bombers and could use a move to Cockburn to rekindle his AFL career.