Benji Marshall's time at the Dragons appears all but over, and his storied NRL career might also be at an end.
The 31-year-old former Kiwi playmaker will be dropped to reserve grade for the penultimate round match against Parramatta, news.com reported.
Marshall, who led the Wests Tigers to a title in 2005, has conceded his days with St George Illawarra are nearing an end.
Marshall told Channel Seven: "The Dragons don't owe me anything. If anything I owe them for the opportunity.
"There is a fair chance that I am not going to be here next year so they need to probably have a look at some of those guys who are.
"And if they do, like I said to the coach this morning, if he goes that way I am not going to throw stones."
Marshall has been one of the brightest lights in the NRL, with a unique flamboyant style. But his form has been on a slide and his rugby stint with the Auckland-based Blues was also a failure.
He could get a final first grade fling against Newcastle, as a mark of respect from coach Paul McGregor. Meanwhile, former Warriors coach Ivan Cleary is being linked to the Dragons, after a poor season has left McGregor under pressure.
They were smashed in the latest round by the Roosters, ending their remote top eight chances.