Manly coach Geoff Toovey says the club is confident of retaining halves Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran but is in no hurry to re-sign them.
Manly winger Jorge Taufua will miss the first two months of the NRL season after suffering a knee injury at training.
Manly utility back Peta Hiku began 2014 not even in Manly's best 17 and finished it a Test incumbent, a Four Nations champion, and a long-term Sea Eagle.
Daly Cherry-Evans is holding all the aces but Titans coach Neil Henry concedes the club would prefer a decision prior to the start of the season.
Footy fans were given an insight into the thoughts of an NRL player when Manly forward Jesse Sene-Lefao answered questions on the official NRL Facebook page.
A last-gasp try to Adam Clydsdale has put the Knights into the finals, ending the Dragons' tournament and sending Manly home winless with an amazing 20-17 win.
A terrific Manly comeback from 15-0 nil down wasn't enough to stop the Dragons stealing a stunning win in the dying seconds.
The Eels' new brigade carried Parramatta to a close win over Manly as 2015 signings Brad Takairangi and Reece Robinson combined for three tries.
Sea Eagles back rower Tom Symonds insists the now-senior crop of back-rowers at the club have no choice but to be leaders of a new-look Manly pack.
The Manly Sea Eagles have included star halves duo Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran in their 18-man squad for the NRL Auckland Nines.