Tuesday was a busy day at the Denver Broncos’ practice facility: in addition to announcing that Brock Osweiler will start their upcoming game against the Steelers, the team also worked out a number of veteran offensive free agents. The most notable players invited to the facility were at running back and quarterback.
The third overall pick of the 2012 Draft, Trent Richardson, was among the running backs that the Broncos worked out today. Richardson appeared in the preseason with the Oakland Raiders earlier this year, but has not appeared in the 2015 regular season for any team. In 614 career carries between the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, Richardson has only averaged 3.3 yards per carry.
Current running backs Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson have slightly underwhelmed this year, with neither running back establishing clear starter position over the other. Denver currently sits at 17th in the league in total rushing yards, and 21st in yards per attempt.
The Broncos also worked out quarterback Ryan Lindley, who has a 1-5 career record as a starter, with all appearances coming for the Arizona Cardinals between 2012-2014. Lindley was the emergency starter for the Cardinals in the playoffs last season, and only managed 82 passing yards on 28 passing attempts. Denver’s current third-string quarterback behind Osweiler and Peyton Manning is Trevor Siemian, an undrafted rookie out of Northwestern.