The Bombers are set to play Southport in Queensland this Sunday while a majority of the competition remains in lockdown in Victoria.
A close relationship with Bombers senior coach Ben Rutten is understood to play a part should Rance run out in a red sash this weekend, however an official decision is yet to be made.
The Bombers' AFL squad are also placed in Queensland, and are set to play Greater Western Sydney at Metricon Stadium on Sunday.
A five-time All-Australian defender, should Rance join the Bombers' VFL side this weekend, he would be sure to add plenty of poise in defense.
The 31-year-old featured for Goulburn Valley League side Seymour earlier this season for one match in what was a highly-anticipated comeback for the champion Tiger, who has not played AFL since early into the 2019 season.
According to The Age's Daniel Cherny, Rance could be joined by former St Kilda forward Patrick McCartin in the red sash.
As flagged last night by @ClarkyHeraldSun, it appears Alex Rance will play for Essendon VFL v Southport on Sunday. With Sydney having a VFL bye, it also looks like Paddy McCartin will play for the Bombers. Signs of the very weird times!
— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) July 22, 2021
In a similar fate to last season, VFL squads are teaming up to fill void list spots and hand AFL-listed players more minutes in the reserves.