Corey Waddell has confirmed his future, signing with the Manly Sea Eagles on a one-year deal.

The move to Anthony Seibold's squad will mark the edge forward's secont stint with the Sea Eagles, having played 36 games for the club between 2019 and 2020 before departing for Belmore.

At the Bulldogs over a three-year period he has played 59 matches, becoming a regular part of the struggling, regularly bottom of the table outfit.

The Sea Eagles debutant was welcomed as an experienced signing by coach Anthony Seibold, who is putting the finishing touches on his 2024 roster.

“Corey brings to us plenty of experience. He has got really strong relationships with many of the players here already," Seibold said in a statement.

“The thing that interested me in Corey is his work ethic. He is a very hard worker. He adds a different sort of dimension to the middle forwards that we have already got.

“We feel like Corey adds further competition for spots and depth to our squad in 2024.”

The 27-year-old, who was originally a Penrith Panthers junior having played his junior rugby league for Emu Plains, has played 95 NRL games and made his debut in Round 2 of the 2019 season.

While his primary position is on the edge, leaving him behind starters Haumole Olakau'atu and Josh Schuster (who moves back to the second-row from five-eighth), Waddell can also play in the middle at lock and will be well in the mix for a bench spot as Seibold attempts to push his side back into the finals during 2024.