Delisted Collingwood defender Jack Madgen is reportedly on his way back to South Australia to continue his football career, with the former Magpie said to find a home with Adelaide's SANFL side from next year.

Madgen's five-year stint at Olympic Park came to an end this off-season, with Collingwood culling the 29-year-old after 49 games.

The Barossa District product was said to be considered for an off-field role at St Kilda, while playing duties with the Saints' VFL affiliate Sandringham were also mooted.

However, Madgen is set to land a dual position role with the Crows instead, with his uncle and former Adelaide and Collingwood recruitment manager Matt Rendell revealing he helped broker a deal for Madgen and the Crows.

"My nephew (Jack Madgen), I've got him another job and I've got the Crows another player," Rendell told SEN SA. 

"He'll be joining their SANFL side and working at the club in development as well.

"I think it's a really good pick-up by the Crows. I'm really worried if one of their key backs gets injured.

Jack Madgen during the 2022 AFL Round 1 match between St Kilda and Collingwood (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

"I think it's a smart move by the Crows. If they happen to lose one, they can pick Jack in the Mid-Season draft if they need a key back."

Adelaide's reserves outfit managed a strong campaign in 2022, finishing the year second on the ladder below exiting the finals in a preliminary final loss to Norwood.

The Crows' SANFL squad has added Blayne O'Loughlin, son of Swans great Michael, through the league's Rookie Program from North Adelaide.