The Brisbane Lions are reportedly weighing up a move for one of several backup talls for the 2022 season.
The loss leaves a massive hole in the Lions' squad for the upcoming season, which a number of names are hoping to fill.
The tall forward is yet to be offered a contract extension at Collingwood and has previously admitted that he is open to opportunities at other AFL clubs.
Whilst a limited salary cap may make this option unavailable for the Lions, AFL Nation's Gerard Healy is of the belief that the Collingwood ruck-forward may need to lower his salary may actually make this option possible.
“I think Mason (Cox) will land up somewhere else,” Healy said last month.
“I think he needs to get used to the idea that he’s not going to be on $500,000 or $600,000 (per son), it’s probably going to be more like $200,000 with incentives if he plays."
As well as Cox, the Lions are also showing a large interest in ex-Blue Levi Casboult.
Despite being delisted by Carlton after 154 appearances, both the Lions and Queensland rival the Suns are showing a keen interest in the key-forward.
Brisbane are seemingly more keen to sign on the Carlton life member, with his smaller salary cap a perfect fit to help give the team a stronger chance at a premiership in 2022.
Geelong’s Darcy Fort is also on Brisbane's radar. However, the forward has one more year left with the Cats, meaning he would need to be traded in exchange for a draft pick in order to join the Lions.
With midfielder Lachie Neale taking up a significant part in Brisbane's salary cap after declining an impressive offer from the Dockers, the Lions are expected to only be minor players in this year's trade period.
However, after winning only one of their past six finals in the last three seasons, the Lions are in desperate need of some assistance to help boost their future premiership contentions.