Could Paddy Ryder sensationally return to former club Essendon?
According to AFL.com.au, the Bombers have ramped up its pursuit of the Port Adelaide ruckman.
It’s understood Ryder, who played 170 games in the red and black between 2006 and 2014, met with Essendon officials today including senior coach John Worsfold
The 31-year-old recently requested a trade from the Power after five years at Alberton.
St Kilda are also hot on the heels of the veteran big man as they look to bolster their own ruck stocks.
Ryder departed Windy Hill at the end of 2014 in the wake of the infamous supplements saga.
He played 17 games for Port Adelaide in 2019, averaging 9.7 disposals and 22.4 hit outs per game.