MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Marc Murphy of the Blues addresses his teammates during the 2018 AFL round nine match between the Carlton Blues and the Melbourne Demons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 20, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Several big-name players are set to re-sign with their clubs after the contract freeze was lifted.

The AFL and AFL Players’ Association on Tuesday agreed to end the contract freeze, which was enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to AFL Media, Blues duo Marc Murphy and Levi Casboult are likely to be among the first players to pen new deals.

“I’ve got some news at Carlton; Marc Murphy is close to signing a one-year deal,” Mitch Cleary told AFL Media.

“Expect that to be ticked off pretty soon.”

Casboult, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, is enjoying a career-best campaign.

The Blues big man is averaging 10.1 disposals and 5.9 marks per game and has booted nine goals.

“He is the key man at the moment and a free agent this year,” Cal Twomey told AFL Media.

“But I’d expect him to sign on with the Blues too.”

Hawthorn’s Isaac Smith and West Coast ‘s Shannon Hurn are also expected to recommit to their respective clubs.

“Isaac Smith is another one at Hawthorn and Shannon Hurn (West Coast) – they are not going to leave, they are one-club players,” Cleary said.

“So expect them to tick off and sign one-year deals.”