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08:04 AM ET 03.11 | Young at 25 and accomplished with two 1,000-yard rushing seasons to his credit, Rashard Mendendall is likely to become a coveted free agent Tuesday. [Mendendall] 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. Free-agent discussions figure to intensify Monday with the market officially opening at 2 p.m. MDT Tuesday.

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March 11, 2013  08:22 AM ET

"2, 1000 rushing seasons..."

But how long ago was that ?

March 11, 2013  08:52 AM ET

I wonder if he's related to Mendenhall?

March 11, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I wonder if he's related to Mendenhall?

No, apparently Mendendall is quite an accomplished running back.

March 11, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"2, 1000 rushing seasons..." But how long ago was that ?

You know, this 1,000 yard running back standard started when a NFL season was 12 games. It meant something then, but really, with a 16 game season should not the new standard for running backs be 1,250 yards a season?

Is averaging 62.5 yards a game against defenses designed to stop the pass really a milestone?

March 11, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You know, this 1,000 yard running back standard started when a NFL season was 12 games. It meant something then, but really, with a 16 game season should not the new standard for running backs be 1,250 yards a season?Is averaging 62.5 yards a game against defenses designed to stop the pass really a milestone?

You've got a very good point. It's a nice round number, and we're used to it, but it really doesn't really indicate excellence any more.

March 11, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You know, this 1,000 yard running back standard started when a NFL season was 12 games. It meant something then, but really, with a 16 game season should not the new standard for running backs be 1,250 yards a season?Is averaging 62.5 yards a game against defenses designed to stop the pass really a milestone?

Good point.

March 11, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No, apparently Mendendall is quite an accomplished running back.

that's what I was thinking...I got him confused with Mendenhall, who can have a bad attitude, is fumble prone, injury prone, and likes Osama Bin Laden....

March 11, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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that's what I was thinking...I got him confused with Mendenhall, who can have a bad attitude, is fumble prone, injury prone, and likes Osama Bin Laden....

The names do sound alike.

March 11, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Still, might be good for Denver. It's not like he has to be the focal point of the offense.

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March 11, 2013  10:25 AM ET

If Menadenhall does not belive in GOD then denver will get him.

March 11, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Still, might be good for Denver. It's not like he has to be the focal point of the offense.

He could play on special teams.

March 11, 2013  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You know, this 1,000 yard running back standard started when a NFL season was 12 games. It meant something then, but really, with a 16 game season should not the new standard for running backs be 1,250 yards a season?Is averaging 62.5 yards a game against defenses designed to stop the pass really a milestone?

I've been singing that song for years, and I'm amazed at how rarely I've seen it mentioned out there on the tubes. Keeping the bar set at 1,000 inflates the reputations of a lot of good (but not great) backs and sells some jerseys.

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March 11, 2013  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You know, this 1,000 yard running back standard started when a NFL season was 12 games. It meant something then, but really, with a 16 game season should not the new standard for running backs be 1,250 yards a season?Is averaging 62.5 yards a game against defenses designed to stop the pass really a milestone?

Exactly! Which is why I personally have been using 1,300 yards as the benchmark for the past 5 seasons...I wonder what we need to do to get the football world to see it our way? LOL

March 11, 2013  05:09 PM ET

He would Definitely have a Home Field advantage, not as dumb as it sounds!

 
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