Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Justin Fargas is apparently taking in New Orleans today, which confirms my suspicion that the Saints will opt against matching the Eagles' offer for Mike Bell. Fargas was released earlier this offseason by the Raiders, so he wouldn't count against the Saints' ability to sign an unrestricted free agent (made possible by Scott Fujita's departure to Cleveland). Fargas is 30 and went to USC, and plays his entire career with the Raiders. For his career he's averaged 4.1 yards per carry and his best season came in 2007 when he rushed for 1,009 yards as the Raiders' primary back. At this point in his career he's still a capable situational back, but I don't see the Saints locking him down unless he can be had at a discount. I wouldn't expect a contract to come unless he can show the Saints he's physically in good shape and he's open to playing at a bargain.