The Miami Dolphins are buzzing when it comes to free agency activity and you can now add another name to the list of potential signees they’re after. If Reggie Bush is allowed to leave, which is looking like nothing short of a certainty, the Dolphins are reportedly going to make a run after ex-Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall.
Hearing a lot of buzz about Dolphins interest in R. Mendenhall.. Makes sense if they allow R. Bush to leave.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 10, 2013
It was pointed out last night by Jason La Canfora that incoming rookie Montee Ball has more carries at the University of Wisconsin than Mendenhall has in his entire NFL career, but some still doubt that tread on the tires equates to talent.
Still, the Dolphins are looking to load up on offensive weapons in free agency, as they’re rumored to be involved with Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace and now Mendenhall. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s progress last season has a lot of people in Miami excited about the future of the franchise and it’s no secret that the Dolphins need to start selling seats.
One way to sell seats is to bring in notable offensive talent.
Mendenhall is far from the top running back in the NFL and may not even be the best available in free agency, but he does have tread left and that might equate to production, if not talent. Again, any move to sign Mendenhall is contingent on Reggie Bush leaving Miami, but Mendenhall making Miami his next home is looking like a real possibility.