Mendenhall’s agent has confirmed that he’s signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals.
Previous reports indicated that the Broncos could be the favorites to sign Mendenhall, but that was before he flew into Arizona last night. The fact that the Lions were poised to lock up Reggie Bush most likely fueled their negotiations.
We had him listed as the No. 51 best available player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
Mendenhall reportedly had interest from the Cardinals, but it appears as though the Denver could prevent him from signing on to play with his former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. The Dolphins were rumored to have interest as well, but we haven’t heard anything regarding them since free agency opened.
Signing Mendenhall would be an indication that Willis McGahee could be on his way out of Denver.