The Titans released star fullback Jarryd Hayne from the final year of his contract last week, allowing the NSW Blues and Fijian international to return to Parramatta in 2018.
New head coach Garth Brennan has been quoted saying the club won’t be making any rash moves to fill the gap.
“It depends on what’s out there … we’re not going to rush panicking, a panic signing to fill Jarryd’s space just for the sake of filling it,” Brennan said.
“I said all along our strategy is going to be very selective, we’re going to make sure we bring the right people in, and if there’s a marquee out there that ticks the boxes then absolutely, we’re in a position we can speak to them.”
The 34-year-old was outstanding in 2017 for the Roosters but will lose the fullback role next season to new signing James Tedesco.
Despite that, Gordon re-signed with the Roosters on a one-year deal and was expected to fight it out for a spot on the wing.
Hayne’s departure from the Gold Coast though has opened up an opportunity for Gordon to play fullback and it’s expected that the Roosters will release him from his contract to take up the longer deal.
While Gordon might not be a marquee player, he is exactly the type of player the Titans need to rebuild their image after the disaster that was Hayne’s tenure with the club.
The Roosters announced the signing of former Broncos, Raiders and Eels outside back Reece Robinson yesterday in a move that now seems to be as cover for the departing Gordon.
The Roosters are also expected to announce the re-signing of five-eighth Luke Keary to a new deal soon that will keep the classy half with the club until the end of 2021.