Browns bring in Fargas for a visit

With the Browns not yet showing interest in veteran running backs like LaDainian Tomlinson, Thomas Jones, and Brian Westbrook, they’ve found another guy who they’ll be bringing to town.

Jodi Bacon of KHTK in Sacramento reports that former Raiders running back Justin Fargas is in Cleveland, visiting the Browns.

Fargas, a third-round pick in the 2003 draft, recently was cut after supposedly failing a physical.  He visited the Chiefs, who have since signed Jones.

28 responses to “Browns bring in Fargas for a visit

  1. Oaktown cuts him, KC not interested, hmmm…sounds just like what the Clowns need!

  2. Good complimentary runner to Jerome Harrison. Hits the hole with authority, has low mileage for age and has stayed relatively healthy over the years.

  3. He would fit right in with this whole Seneca Wallace, Jake Delhomme, average to bad vibe they have going on.

  4. i really like justin fargas. i think he is a guy that can be productive somewhere as a #2 back…but honestly b/t harrison, jennings, and davis…they don’t really need fargas. I don’t think he’d be as productive as those three…he could find a place where he can get more carries…maybe cincy, depending on how they feel about bernard scott. if he signs somewhere, he will show that he is a hard worker who is not afraid to run hard…he has been dubbed the human crash test dummy. he’s productive…just not $1.7 mil roster bonus good.

  5. Judging by all the roster decisions that Oakland makes, it might be a good pickup… Jemarcus, heyward-bey…. horrible decisions in oakland…

  6. Shut up Cracker… The Browns will get better, and when they do, all the Browns Fans will finally get their due…

  7. failed a physical?
    was it a test to see if he could still run the 40 under 4.50?

  8. happy for Fargas. he should fit into what the Dogg Pound is used to stand for: hard nosed, never say die, pounding the ball between the tackles. keep doin your thing Huggy! Your brand of football is what they should all be striving for!

  9. Blancy23 you could not be more wrong about his health. As much as I, and I’m sure most Raiders fans like him. He has never finished a season. He runs so hard and just punishes his own body. Tough guy and hard not like though.

  10. Fargas has not been “relatively healthy” at all. He can not finish a season and spends allot of his time hurt. He can’t catch and can’t score. Runs great until he gets into the red zone.
    High character low production guy.

  11. This could mean some teams are showing interest in picking up the tender for Harrison. Personally, I would like to see Fargas in the backfield for a year and see what he can do.

  12. To be the 2nd or 3rd back on the team…yeah guys, the Browns suck because they’re thinking of signing a 3rd running back. I wish I was as dumb as the posters on this board. Life must be so fun if you’re stupid like that.

  13. Fargas is a productive back-strong, tested and gives good effort despite the noise around him. Browns have untested, speedy guys – I think Fargas adds the muscle and grind-it-out that the team needs.

  14. RB’s not a crying area of need with Harrison, Jennings and Davis. Fargas probably will cost very, very little.

  15. BLancy23 says:
    March 10, 2010 7:17 PM
    Good complimentary runner to Jerome Harrison. Hits the hole with authority, has low mileage for age and has stayed relatively healthy over the years.
    are you serious??LOL IR is not his first name! that is where he is every offseason! love the guys heart but he runs like curly from the 3 stooges and get’s hurt EVERY year! he’ll fit right in on the clowns!

  16. Raider3:16 says:
    March 10, 2010 7:35 PM
    Fargas has not been “relatively healthy” at all. He can not finish a season and spends allot of his time hurt. He can’t catch and can’t score. Runs great until he gets into the red zone.
    you siad it perfectly! BUT you should have put he runs great till the ENDZONE. saw him in games slip and fall in the open field on the 5 yard line against the chefs and we had to kick a field goal from the 7. wish him the best but…gotta move on from having him. good luck justin!

  17. Fargas was a great Raider, the Raiders just did not have enough of his type over the past few years.
    But the dude is over 30 and that is old for a RB. With his all out run style and Heart his body has taken a pounding over the years. Add in his per carry average last year of 3.8 yards per carry and his lack of scoring TD’s it was time for the Raiders to move on.
    M Bush has been a beast when they have used him both as a runner and out of the backfield. D Mac if he can stay healthy has noy even scratched the surface on what he can do.
    The Raiders can now bring in a back in FA or and add one later in the draft. I am glad KC decided not to sign him so I would have to see him play against the Raiders twice a year.

  18. This would be a good move for the Browns. Even if health is an issue, he’d be a good addition to the RB corps. Now, if only Lavernaeus Coles or Torry Holt would join the Browns so whoever lines up at QB has a reliable short-to-mid-range target (esp on 3rd downs), I’d feel much more comfortable about the offense…

  19. Wtf is going on with Heckert and these suck ass players? are they saving money for next yr or what?

  20. @BLancey23
    Dude, what games and player have you been watching?? Fargas couldn’t find a hole if he fell into one & has the uncanny knack of running into tacklers not around them, has lotsa miles on a body that’s perpetually breaking down. What he does have is huge heart so that probably excludes him from ever being a member of the Browns organization.

  21. All the people on here hating on the browns are the same ones that will jump on clevelands bandwagon when they start winning some games

  22. well put jesse! good guy great heart but…who wants an injury prone RB?? ohhh the browns do. good luck w/that ohh yeah hows rob ryan doin for ya? lol

  23. Let’s remember that the guy wasn’t necessarily playing behind a probowl offensive line either? He does have injury problems but his 3.8 per isn’t aweful considering the line he was behind. Put behind Thomas, Steinbach, and Mack he could still be productive.

  24. I keep remembering back to what all the NFL talking heads were saying about Mangini and free agents this past season. They were saying that none of the top of the line free agents would even want to visit Cleveland as long as Mangini was the coach.
    Lets see we have had visits from Watson, Delhomme and Vargas ……. No mention of Tomlinson. Thomas Jones signs with the Chiefs (hmmm I wonder who one of his previous coaches was)?

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