On the first day of free agency, the Broncos jumped right in the fray, adding guard Louis Vasquez in a move that could have an impact across the team’s offensive line.
In addition, the team has reportedly set up visits with four more free agents — cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, running back Rashard Mendenhall, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton and linebacker Stewart Bradley.
Below is a look at each one one of those players. Take a look at other available free agents with the DenverBroncos.com free agency primer.
Originally a first-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2008 NFL Draft, Rodgers-Cromartie was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011.
Including postseason, he trails only Asante Samuel, Tramon Williams and DeAngelo Hall in interceptions by cornerbacks since he was drafted.
Rodgers-Cromartie has 16 regular-season interceptions in his five seasons, four of which he has returned for touchdowns. He has also accumulated 208 tackles, 84 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, a sack and two blocked field goals.
Last season, Cromartie led the Eagles with three interceptions. The 2009 Pro Bowler turns 27 next month.
The 25-year-old Mendenhall has two 1,000-yard seasons under his belt and came just 72 yards short in a third campaign.
However, a knee injury suffered in the final game of the 2011 season limited the running back’s productivity in the 2012 campaign. He was inactive for the first three games of the year before making his first start since the knee injury in Week 5. An Achilles injury held him out of four more games in the middle of the season, and by the end of the year Mendenhall had played in just six games, starting four.
For his career, the former first-round pick has 3,549 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns on the ground in five NFL seasons. He has also added 661 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
He took home a championship in Super Bowl XLIII with the Pittsburgh Steelers, coincidentally against Rodgers-Cromartie’s Cardinals.