However, according to AFL Nation’s Mitch Cleary, Roughead is being sounded out for an off-field role, with his playing career likely to end in a matter of weeks.
“He’s searching for a role off-field. We know he’s waiting to find out whether he’s going to receive a farewell game,” Cleary said on AFL Nation.
“We can tell you he toured the Saints facilities during the week.
“He spoke to Alastair Clarkson and the Hawks head of footy Graham Wright before doing that and has had that ticked off.
“The Saints are one of a number of clubs searching for his type of role, Gold Coast is another. He’s not against moving interstate and I think it’s for that Nick Maxwell type role of leadership, cultural type position. Maybe a little bit of list management thrown in as well.”
Roughead played six of the Hawks’ first seven games this season, before Clarkson dropped the forward in favour of the club’s youth, which has seen him play just one match since.
The former captain has played 282 games to date, and has kicked 572 goals across his career.