GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Jed Anderson of the Kangaroos handballs during the round 16 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Ex-Hawk and Kangaroo Jed Anderson appears set to earn an AFL lifeline as links between the midfielder and the Gold Coast Suns grow stronger.

Anderson's tenure at Arden Street came to a close at the cessation of the 2022 season, with the rebuilding Roos opting not to offer the 28-year-old a new contract.

Now stuck on 99 AFL games after a decade spent in the system, News Corp has reported that the Northern Territorian will likely reach the century milestone as a Sun once being selected as a delisted free agent.

A noted contested beast, Anderson has completed a total of 466 tackles at 4.71 during his dual posts and would add extra grunt to Stuart Dew's fledgling midfield unit currently led by league MVP Touk Miller.

Although a path towards a post on the Sunshine Coast has been forged, it is understood that several logistical standpoints require ticking off before Anderson is officially welcomed into the fold at Carrara.

Anderson has been keeping himself fit during the off-season, training with NTFL outfit Darwin in an effort to be ready if and when a call comes.

Clubs will have until Tuesday of next week to complete the signings of any delisted free agents.

Should Anderson, and an array of other likely names, be passed over at this point, the option of nominating for this month's National Draft remains available to him.