VFL clubs are set to keep an eye on any rehabilitative progress made by Tarryn Thomas, with the sacked Kangaroo said to be in line to make a return to football before the end of the 2024 season.

Thomas, a former first-round draftee, was dumped by the Shinboners ahead of the 2024 season after repetitively failing to meet off-field standards, including numerous cases of harassment of a former partner.

The 23-year-old remains persona non grata at any level of football until August 24 and will be required to complete league-mandated education programs before being eligible for re-registration.

Yet, despite his rap sheet and current unavailability, News Corp has reported that several VFL clubs could be in line to take a punt on the Tasmanian ahead of season's end, effectively allowing Thomas to show his wares ahead of the 2024 AFL Draft.

Should Thomas return to play as soon as possible, the hybrid-threat would be afforded two months of the VFL season to put his best foot forward on-field.

Though no clubs are yet to publicly express interest in securing Thomas' signature, The Herald Sun has stated that non-affiliated clubs such as Port Melbourne and Williamstown could be in the market for the ex-Roos' services.

Both the Borough and Seagulls have cultivated acclaimed programs and levels of community support, as well as creating strong histories of elevating players into the AFL.

The 2024 VFL season is scheduled to begin on March 22, with finals to commence on August 31.