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Report: Eagles may not sign Fargas

By Marla Ridenour Published: March 12, 2010

Former Oakland Raiders running back Justin Fargas may still be in play for the Browns after leaving Philadelphia without a contract Friday. A league source told the Philadelphia Inquirer the Eagles were unlikely to sign him.

Released by the Raiders last weekend because he was due a $1.7 million roster bonus on Monday, Fargas visited the Browns Thursday.

Speaking to the Inquirer before he left NovaCare Stadium, Fargas said he had no other visits scheduled.

''From what I understand they're excited about the possibility for me to be an Eagle,'' he told the Inquirer. ''They feel like my style of play can fit in well here. This is known as a tough city and a tough team and I consider myself a tough running back."

Fargas, 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, would share the load with Jerome Harrison in Cleveland. Last season in Oakland, he split time with Michael Bush and Darren McFadden, rushing for 491 yards (3.8 per carry) and three touchdowns. He led the Raiders in rushing the
previous three years.

In Philadelphia, he would have sat behind LeSean McCoy and fullback Leonard Weaver.


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