Broncos reportedly interested in Rashard Mendenhall

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos are interested in Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, who’ll hit the open market on Tuesday.

Rashard Mendendall, who at 25 years old 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 back to them later.

Mendenhall would be a nice addition for Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ offense.  Pairing him up with Willis McGahee would be a nice tandem.