Delisted Cat Jamaine Jones looks set to be thrown an AFL lifeline after receiving interest from North Melbourne and Carlton.
Jones was cut by the Cats after seven games in three seasons at GMHBA Stadium, which saw him kick four goals during his seven-game span.
As a pressure small-forward, Jones will be sure to help both the Roos and the Blues fill a hole down forward where both teams have been lacking at this point in time.
Should Jones not receive a second chance in the AFL, he looks set to join Footscray's VFL side with the potential to train with the Dogs' AFL team over the summer.
Players overlooked in the draft can now be signed up until March via the pre-season supplemental selection period.
Jones also has the option to be signed in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft should he be a success in the VFL.
Jones debuted for the Cats in 2018 and was this year nominated for the Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award for his work with the Barwon Child Youth & Family's Foster Care Campaign and the Cats' Djilang Program.