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.

2. Rhys Mathieson 

Mathieson's past 18 months at VFL level were exceptional, with the hard-nosed midfielder putting selection pressure on the star-studded group that were ahead of him in the pecking order under Chris Fagan.

With the likes of Josh Dunkley, Lachie Neale, Hugh McCluaggage and new young gun Will Ashcroft earning favouritism, Mathieson was left to ply his trade at the lower level but would still be a class above.

In 2022 he would close to 33 disposals per game before eventually earning a recall to the AFL side, where he'd play out the last 10 games of Brisbane's campaign - including their trio of finals matches.

Despite just the 13 games at VFL level that year, Mathieson would finish top five in the J.J. Liston Trophy and Coaches Award voting as arguably the competition's premier ball winner.

In 2023 he averaged 29.4 disposals, 7.5 clearances and 3.9 tackles per game to continue to dominate in the VFL, but injuries would prevent him from a full season and potentially further chances at the top level.