VETERAN Heath Grundy will play on in 2019 after signing a new one-year deal with Sydney.

Grundy's future appeared clouded when he was dropped for the first time in years late this season.

However, understands the 32-year-old has re-signed with the Swans this week and will extend his career into a 15th season next year.

The Swans are expected to make an official announcement shortly.

Grundy's re-signing follows that of fellow veteran Jarrad McVeigh on Thursday.

The South Australian has been a stalwart for the Swans in defence over the past decade, establishing himself in that time as one of the competition's most reliable key defenders.

Over the past three seasons, he has regularly been the Swans' sole tall defender, but has risen that challenge admirably.

Taken in the rookie draft at the end of 2004, Grundy has played 254 senior games.

He was also a key member of Sydney's 2012 premiership team and finished a career-high third in the 2016 best and fairest count.

Grundy finished sixth in last year's Bob Skilton Medal.