Klis admits that the Broncos’ level of interest in Mendenhall is “difficult to gauge” at this point in time. Klis sees Mendenhall as a decent replacement for Willis McGahee, who could be released if they’re able to sign Rashard in the coming days.
The Dolphins are believed to have interest in Mendenhall as well, so a decent market could be building for his services.
We have him listed as the No. 52 best available player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
This comes as a bit of a surprise given that there’s been a lot of talk that Miami is prepared to move forward with Lamar Miller as their starting running back next season. On top of that, the Dolphins appear to be willing to move on without Reggie Bush, but that could have more to do with Bush’s asking price than their overall interest in free agent running backs.
Mendenhall, 25, suffered a serious knee injury two seasons ago and wasn’t able to be effective upon returning to the Steelers. With that being said, there’s still a chance he could find a decent amount of interest if his asking price is considered to be reasonable. NFL teams tend to stay away from free agent running backs, but Mendenhall is young enough that he could be more of an exception.