DELISTED Geelong forward Jamaine Jones could be set for an AFL lifeline after attracting interest from North Melbourne ahead of this month's draft period.
Jones was cut by the Cats in September after seven AFL games across three seasons at GMHBA Stadium.
Now the Roos have enquired about the potential of the 21-year-old filling a hole as a small forward, while Carlton has also shown preliminary interest.
A pressure player who was also used in parts down back this season in the VFL, Jones would assist the Roos in attack after they ranked 17th for tackles inside forward 50 this year.
The Roos remain without a list manager after parting ways with Michael McMahon last month, with recruiting boss Mark Finnigan heading up plans for the upcoming drafts.
Should Jones not earn a second chance, he is poised to sign for Footscray's VFL side, with the potential of training with the Dogs' AFL line-up over summer.
As showcased most notably by Sydney Stack last year, players overlooked in the draft can now be signed up until March via the pre-season supplemental selection period (SSP).
It could also open the door as an option for a berth in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft at Whitten Oval after the Dogs selected Ryan Gardner through the same channel this year.
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The Dogs have also selected AFL-listed pair Billy Gowers and Will Hayes from their VFL program in the past two seasons.
Jones, who hails from Portland, debuted for the Cats in 2018 after a phenomenal journey from being a foster child moving all over the state of Victoria.
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He 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.