The Newcastle Herald understands the Newcastle Knights are well advanced in negotiations with Waddell, who has been released by the Raiders after playing 53 NRL games for the Green Machine.
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“I still haven’t made up my mind what I’m going to do,” Waddell said yesterday.
“All I know is I need a fresh start, and get my name back out there again. There’s no hate or anything there [with the Raiders], they’ve got to do what they have to do.”
The 23-year-old made 21 top-grade appearances this season but did not feature in Canberra’s play-off games against Cronulla and South Sydney.