Waddell, who was released by Canberra at the end of last season, signed with Brisbane club Souths Logan but has been training with the Knights and played in their trial match against South Sydney last week.
Newcastle had proposed using the Aboriginal All Stars hooker as a stopgap, training with them once a month and coming into contention for a call-up if there was an injury crisis. But in the meantime the Warriors have shown concrete interest.
‘‘He’s got an offer to go to the Warriors,’’ Knights coach Wayne Bennett said yesterday.
‘‘That’s probably where he’ll finish up. I’m not totally sure. That’s a decision he’s got to make. He’s in the process now, I think.”
‘‘We just haven’t moved our position. There’s not any bargaining going on, or a tussle for him.’’