What better distraction the day before facing New England in the playoffs than for Denver to mull over the acquisition of RB Ricky Williams? Never mind, says the Denver Post’s Bill Williamson.

Will it happen? The Broncos are likely to add to their running arsenal in the offseason, but it most likely will be through the draft. Williams would fit Denver’s running back mold, but the team probably wouldn’t trade for a veteran.

The Broncos feel comfortable in producing their own backs. Plus, the Dolphins likely would want a conditional first-round pick for Williams. That would be too steep for Denver. If the price tag is a midround pick, it would make more sense for Denver because he has a reasonable contract.

Williams will garner interest around the league. He behaved well this season after missing 2004 and the first four games this season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He finished the season strong.

There will be a market for Williams, but it could be pricey and it is unlikely he’ll wind up in Denver