On Saturday it was rumored that that Miami Dolphins might have interest in Pittsburgh Steelers soon-to-be unrestricted free agent running back Rashard Mendenhall and it appears that you can now add the Denver Broncos as a team that has interest.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports on Sunday that the Steelers former first round draft pick has drawn interest from the Broncos, but the level of interest is difficult to gauge.
As Klis points out, Mendenhall would makes sense for the Broncos because he is prertty much the same type of running back that Denver needs should Willis McGahee wind up being jettisoned. McGahee is still under contract for 2013, but his age, and the fact that he is coming off a season-ending leg injury, is a concern moving forward.
Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, who is also under contract for 2013, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee since the end of the season and many feel that he might ultimately be released.
The Broncos also drafted running back Ronnie Hillman last April, but many feel that he might end up being a compliment back and not a three down back long-term.
It will not be surprising to hear the name of Mendenhall associated with a few more teams prior to the start of the free agency signing period that begins on Tuesday evening. Mendenhall would welcome a change of scenery and there is bound to be a team willing to pay him enough to make that a reality.