The Eagles will entertain free agent running back Justin Fargas at the NovaCare Complex tomorrow. Fargas, 30, spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Oakland Raiders, rushing for 3,369 total yards during that time(4.1 yards per carry).
In 2009, Fargas, 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, rushed for 491 yards on 129 attempts (3.8 yards per carry). He is considered a physical, downhill runner who thrives between the tackles. He also ran for 87 yards against the Eagles in the Raiders' 13-9 win last October.
Fargas was scheduled to be a restricted free agent but was not offered a tender by the Raiders. Reports indicated that the Raiders said Fargas failed a physical, but Fargas has refuted that claim, and said that he is "ready to play football today," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter also tweeted before the Raiders did not tender Fargas to "Look for Raiders to release RB Justin Fargas and DT Gerard Warren before they have to pay their roster bonuses in the coming days."
Fargas will arrive in Philadelphia tonight. He has reportedly already visited the Kansas City Chiefs. Check PhiladelphiaEagles.com for more developments as they come.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 5:11 p.m., March 11