Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 3/13/13
(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) And the free agent running backs are starting to go off the market. On Wednesday, Reggie Bush, who drew interest from Denver, signed a four-year deal with the Lions.  Another big-name free agent RB, Steven Jackson, is expected to sign with the Packers. That leaves Rashard Mendenhall as the most likely candidate to land with the Broncos, who are expected to announce several signings today.  Denver currently has four RBs—Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, and Lance Ball—on the roster, but one (or both of) McGahee and Moreno are expected to be axed this spring. Last season, McGahee led the team with 731 yards and four scores on the ground (while also fumbling four times and missing the final six games of the season due to injury).  In 2011 (the last season he was healthy), Mendenhall rushed for 928 yards and 9 touchdowns in Pittsburgh. Denver has been linked to eight free agents and have already signed former Chargers offensive guard Louis Vasquez to a four-year deal and re-signed defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson to a two-year deal on Tuesday.
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