Posted Sun Mar 10th by Jon Heath
Add Rashard Mendenhall to the list of free agent running backs that the Denver Broncos are interested in this offseason. The team has already been linked to Shonn Greene and Steven Jackson, and is now reportedly interested in Mendenhall.
Per the Denver Post‘s Mike Klis:
Rashard Mendendall, who at 25 years of age and with two 1,000-yard rushing seasons will be one of the youngest and most accomplished running backs to hit the free-agent market Tuesday, has drawn interest from the Broncos.
The level of the Broncos’ interest in Mendenhall is difficult to gauge. They have a menu of 12 to 15 free agent players who they believe could fit their roster under the right circumstances and for the right price. While contacting agents of these free-agent players, the Broncos to date have said little more than they have some interest and they’ll get back to them later.
Other free agents that the team has looked at include Dwight Freeney, Osi Umenyiora and Dunta Robinson. Denver is also reportedly interested in trading for Darrelle Revis, while attempting to lower Elvis Dumervil‘s salary.