Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Justin Fargas ready for a new chance
By Bill Williamson
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- New Denver Broncos running back Justin Fargas is surely grateful for being in an NFL uniform again, even though it’s strange for him to wear the colors of his former enemy.
Fargas has been looking for work since he was cut by Oakland in March. He visited with several teams, but teams were worried about his history of knee issues.
The Broncos signed Fargas after keeping in touch with him for some time. Denver has several running backs injured and Fargas will immediately get a chance to show what he can do. He was on the practice field Wednesday morning after signing earlier in the day.
He knows he needs to take advantage of this opportunity.
“It’s going to be whatever I make it,” Fargas said.
Meanwhile, Denver’s summer of injury has continued. Tight end Marquez Branson suffered a right leg injury and had to be carted off the field Wednesday morning. The team has not given an update on his status yet. Receiver Jabar Gaffney left the field for an undisclosed reason and did not return to the morning practice.
The Baltimore Sun suggests perhaps the cornerback-hungry Baltimore Ravens will pursue Denver starting cornerback Andre' Goodman. The Broncos would likely ask for a decent return for Goodman, who played well last year. If Denver was to deal Goodman, veteran Nate Jones and rookie Perrish Cox, who has been outstanding in camp, would take on increased roles.
In other news, cornerback Champ Bailey is clearly behind coach Josh McDaniels and he made an interesting point about two high-profile former teammates.