The Denver Broncos are interested in free-agent running back Rashard Mendenhall, according to the Denver Post. The Dolphins are also reportedly interested in the back, who is heading into his fifth year as a pro.
For his part, Mendenhall, too, is coming off knee surgery after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament late in the 2011 season. Mendenhall never came around in 2012, rushing only51 times for 182 yards in six games.
The Broncos have other needs -- namely at cornerback and, depending on what happens with Elvis Dumervil, defensive line -- but Mendenhall would be an ideal back to complement the likes of Ronnie Hillman.
Before his injury-plagued 2012 season, Mendenhall was one of the premier backs in the league, averaging better than 1,100 yards a season over a three-year span.
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