Delisted Essendon wingman Brayden Ham is set to link up with Geelong's VFL squad for next season after his departure from Tullamarine.

Ham was cut from the Bombers after 45 games in four seasons with the club, playing 111 games in 2022 before Essendon announced he would not be offered a new deal.

The Torquay product joined the Dons as the 72nd overall pick from the 2018 National Draft out of the Geelong Falcons, with Ham now set to return to the region in 2023 in signing with Geelong's VFL side.

According to The Geelong Advertiser, Ham is among a handful of new faces will link up with the Cats' reserves across the course of the pre-season as new senior coach Mark Corrigan plots his first season at Kardinia Park.

Corrigan joined Geelong off the back of a premiership-winning season with Casey, where he led the Demons to a minor premiership and undefeated finals run.

Now looking to capture the same success with Geelong, Corrigan will look to Ham as one of the club's leading players from outside the Cats' AFL system.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 03: Brayden Ham of the Bombers kicks during the round 5 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and he Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 03, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Ham averaged 5.82 disposals per game in a difficult year at senior level with Essendon in 2022, while the 23-year-old amassed 21.4 possessions, 5.7 marks and 3.5 at VFL level with the Bombers.

Geelong's VFL side finished 14th in the VFL this year, with the second-tier competition's opening round for 2023 to commence in the weekend