LaDainian Tomlinson recently raised some eyebrows when he mentioned that he considered signing with the Broncos before ultimately deciding to retire. But it appears that signing Tomlinson was not a consideration in Denver.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos never made an offer to Tomlinson, although his agent did call the Broncos.
If the Broncos weren’t interested in Tomlinson, that’s no surprise: He’s 33 years old and gained just 280 yards on 75 carries last season for the Jets. As great as Tomlinson once was, every player reaches a point at which he doesn’t have much left.
For the Broncos, who have all of their running backs from last year’s team returning and also drafted running back Ronnie Hillman in the third round, there wasn’t room on the roster for an aging veteran.