Ogden was one of 14 Bulldogs' players who left the club at the end of the 2021 season as the club underwent a major roster overhaul.
That overhaul is set to continue into 2023, with many of the discarded Canterbury players still unable to find a contract for the upcoming season.
Ofahiki Ogden was one of those, with the prop seemingly further on the outer following a grand final eve incident where he was charged by police with drug possession.
Those charges were dismissed, although he must reportedly continue to uphold the terms of a court order which will see him continue treatment for mental health and drug and alcohol issues, take medications and not use any illicit substances, according to a Sydney Morning Herald report from earlier this month.
That hasn't stopped the Eels though, who see the potential of Ogden on-field.
The prop was on the fringe of Canterbury's first grade squad, and impressed with his opportunities. He will need to just that during the pre-season should he be elevated to a top 30 spot in Brad Arthur's side, with his agent Luke Lombardi telling The Daily Telegraph that he will start on Monday at Parramatta.
“It’s a great move for Ofahiki, he had a number of options, but he feels this opportunity with Parramatta gives him a great chance to further develop his game," Lombardi said.
“He’ll start on Monday and hit the ground running."