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Fargas Visiting Eagles Thursday


RB Fargas Set to Visit Eagles
By Lance Epstein

The Eagles announced Thursday that they will be hosting former Oakland Raiders running back Justin Fargas, 31, at the NovaCare Center on Friday. He is scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia tonight, but not expected to visit the facilities until tomorrow morning.

Fargas (6-1 220) was scheduled to be a restricted free agent but like free agent pick up Marlin Jackson, the Raiders did not tender him and thus making him a unrestricted free agent.

According to various reports, the Raiders claimed Fargas failed a physical with the Raiders and that was the determining factor in letting him walk. Although sources around the league say Fargas and former teammate DT Gerald Warren were expected to be released before receiving their roster bonuses.

Since then Fargas has denounced the rumor that he failed a physical and has told ESPN's Adam Schefter he is ready to play football immediately.

While in his seven years with the Raiders, Fargas rushed for 3,369 yards and 10 touchdowns. His career year came in 2007, where he rushed for 1,009 yards, received 188 yards and scored four touchdowns.

This past season Fargas,' numbers dropped off as he only rushed for 491 yards but only carried the rock 129 times.

Either way Fargas would give the Eagles the veteran running back that they are searching for. He is adequate at picking up blitzes and is a physical, in between the tackles runners.

Furthermore Fargas has been a backup before and would knows his role would be a backup to the incumbent Lesean McCoy. Bringing in Fargas would be a solid move for the Eagles, especially in short yardage where the Eagles have struggled in the past.


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