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.
“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.”
“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.”