Fargas finished in Oakland

Farewell to Fargas: The last Raider to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

The writing was on the wall and now it appears the Justin Fargas era has come to an end in Oakland.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders have released Fargas. The move had been rumored earlier in the week and was all but expected in lieu of Darren McFadden’s arrival and the emergence of Michael Bush.

Injuries have limited Fargas in recent years. Still it is his locker room presence that will be missed most of all.

Next weekend Fargas, along with Zach Miller, will be given the Commitment to Excellence Award, the third year in a row he has been bestowed with the honor.   

There has been some speculation that the Raiders could bring him back at a reduced price. No matter the case the franchise is turning the page as the youth movement continues to sweep through the East Bay.

I’d like to thank Young Hugg for representing the Silver and Black with such class over the years. He played every snap with passion and a reckless abandon that coincided with his punishing running style. If the coaching staff told Justin Fargas to run through a brick wall, you felt bad for the bricks.

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  • Slam

    Fargas was a true warrior who overachieved, never complained in a losing situation, and can look in the mirror with pride knowing he left it all on the field.

    I remember one blow-out loss where the network announcers were loudly bashing the Raiders, watched Fargas run over three guys for 5 yds, and praised him to the skies.

    If nothing else comes along, Pete Carroll should sign him for the minimum in Seattle to knock heads on special teams and let his teammates know what it’s like to go all-out on every snap.

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