MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Sam Reid of the Giants kicks the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 13 match between the Essendon Bombers and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on June 19, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Axed Giant Sam Reid has confirmed discussions to land an AFL lifeline have begun, however the veteran remains grounded in his search to join a third club.

Reid was among four Greater Western Sydney players not to be offered a new deal for the 2022 season last week, ending a remarkable stint with the club.

The list call was the third time the Giants have cut Reid from their squad over the course of his career, having first joined GWS from the Western Bulldogs a decade ago.

The 31-year-old revealed last week he hopes to keep his 108-game career alive, having plenty left to offer at AFL level.

The Bundaberg product has quickly looked to assess his options for the future, telling RSN's Breakfast Club on Monday that he and his management have gotten discussions underway.

"I've had a couple of chats," Reid said.

"But as I know more than anyone until you sign on the dotted line or something's in writing, there's nothing over the line yet.

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Lachlan Keeffe of the Giants (right) checks on an injured Sam Reid of the Giants during the 2018 AFL round nine match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the GWS Giants at Blundstone Arena on May 19, 2018 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

"I don't want to get my hopes up, but we're having a couple of chats and we'll see where they go."

Reid played 98 games for the Giants between 2012 and 2021, including an appearance in the 2019 Grand Final loss to Richmond.

The hard-nosed Giant played 15 games for the club this season, moving across the defence, midfield and the forward-line throughout his campaign.