Petrie’s contract was not renewed at the Roos but former teammate and Eagles’ coach Adam Simpson could help extend his playing career in the west.
The Eagles need ready-made ruck-forward support after losing Nic Naitanui to a year-long knee injury. Sources on Sunday confirmed Petrie, 33, was one of a number of big men the Eagles were considering ahead of next month’s trade period.
The Eagles could add Petrie for nothing as a delisted free agent.
The Eagles have not yet formally approached Petrie but are expected to make contact with the 2011 All-Australian now the Roos’ season has finished.