The NRL integrity unit is expected to sign off and register Willis Meehan as a NRL player in 2017.
Meehan, 21, made his NRL debut for the Roosters in 2014 and seemed to have a promising future in the NRL, but was dumped by the club last July over a charge of assaulting a taxi driver for which he was later convicted.
A former Australian schoolboys representative, he had previously been placed on a good behavior bond for headbutting a man and stealing his watch near The Star Casino last April.
The Manly signed the sacked Sydney Roosters youngster Willis Meehan last July and he played the remainder of reserve grade for the Sea Eagles.
It is believed he has impressed the Manly coaching staff this pre-season and also member of the NRL integrity unit with his rehabilitation courses he has conducted and charity work within the community.
Meehan, still has a long way to go, but Trent Barrett believes he is definately doing the right things on and off the training track and believes he may get a crack in the 2017 side.