Delisted Magpie Jack Madgen has been linked with a move to the Saints, with the dumped defender reportedly speaking with St Kilda about a dual role at Moorabbin.
Madgen saw his career with Collingwood come to a close at season's end after 49 AFL appearances in the black and white bars.
And while an on-field position with the Saints appears unlikely to arise, a report from CODE Sports scribes Daniel Cherny and Paul Amy has claimed that the 29-year-old will be afforded a chance to pull the boots on next year in some capacity.
As stated by the pair, Madgen is said to have been offered an on-field role playing with St Kilda's VFL affiliate Sandringham, as well as a position within the club's refurbished football department.
The often maligned stopper began his career during the 2018 season after joining the Woods as a Category B Rookie.
While Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury is routinely aligned with his 'basketball background', Madgen's unconventional route to the Pies' next came after spending four years with Delta State University's hoops program in the United States.
It is not yet known whether Magden has accepted any offer put forward by the Saints.
Should the South Australian sign on, he would join a completely facelifted football department, with former coach Ross Lyon returning to Moorabbin, along with former pupils Brendon Goddard, Robert Harvey and Lenny Hayes, as well as fitness guru, David Misson.