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.