GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Francis Evans of the Cats is congratulated by team mates after kicking a goal during the round 2 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Brisbane Lions at GMHBA Stadium on March 26, 2021 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Delisted Geelong forward Francis Evans is in line to gain a lifeline with Port Adelaide for 2023.

Evans was among five Cats that weren't offered a new deal for next season, with the club confirming this week that the tenures of Quinton Narkle, Zane Williams, Nick Stevens, Paul Tsapatolis and Evans would not continue at Kardinia Park.

The Brunswick North product managed seven games at AFL level in three years at the Cattery, making his debut last season before adding five appearances in 2022.

Opportunities were hard to come by for Evans, with premiership trio Brad Close, Tyson Stengle and Gryan Miers all place ahead of the 21-year-old in the selection queue.

Evans' services may be rekindled at AFL level by Port Adelaide, with the Alberton club showing interest in the small forward this off-season.

His manager, Nick Gieschen, revealed on Trade Radio that his client is a strong chance to make the switch to South Australia as a delisted free agent.

"Yeah, it's early days, but my gut feel is that Francis will end up at Port Adelaide which is great," Gieschen said on Friday.

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"...Francis Evans is a delisted free agent, so that'll get done a bit later in the year."

Port Adelaide is already set to add to their attack this sign and trade period, with Eagle Junior Rioli requesting a move to the Power.

Tiger Jack Graham has also met with Port Adelaide and could find himself back in his home state of WA for 2023.

The first period for delisted free agency will run from November 3 to November 9, before opening for a further six days from November 11.