The first of three delisted free agency windows will open next Wednesday following the first list lodgement of the off-season for AFL clubs.
The signing window will give players who have recently been discarded an opportunity to prove their value at the elite level, with the likes of Tyson Stengle, Mitch Robinson, Dylan Roberton and Joel Hamling among those who have found success at new clubs after being delisted.
The opening window will commence on November 1 and will run for one week, with the period open again from 9:00am-5:00pm (AEDT) two days later. The period will again recommence at the completion of the National Draft on November 21.
While players who did not have a contract for the 2023 season are able to be recruited via delisted free agency, there are a number of recently culled candidates that could earn a reprieve at a new club this off-season.
We've looked at some of the players who might be worth a look as a cheaper acquisition for clubs to consider.
1. Jackson Hately
The ex-Giant and now former Crows midfielder was among a quartet of Adelaide players shown the door shortly after their heart-breaking conclusion to 2023.
Hately managed just the one appearance for the Crows this year - which came as the tactical sub in a Round 19 loss to Melbourne. He was left to compete at the SANFL level as spots in Matthew Nicks' midfield were hard to come by, but the former first-round draft selection would put his best foot forward in the state league.
Hately would earn a spot in the SANFL Team of the Year and would finish in the top 10 for the Magarey Medal thanks to a strong season for the Crows' reserves, where he averaged 24.4 disposals at an efficiency of 85% to go with 4.6 marks, 6,8 tackles, 5.3 inside 50s and 4.5 clearances per game.
Able to play both inside and outside midfield, Hately could be an enticing addition for a club needing to add to their engine room for 2024.