Oakland Raiders and Justin Fargas Part Ways: Good Move or Foolish?

Raider Card Addict@RaidercardadictSenior Writer IMarch 7, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 13:  Justin Fargas #25 of the Oakland Raiders runs with the ball during their game against the Washington Redskins at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 13, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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It is one of those choices, that isn't easy for anyone.

The Chargers had to let LT go, when all the player had done was spend nine years trying to reach the Super Bowl.

For the Raiders, today was Justin's turn. For the recap, Justin Fargas came to Oakland from USC, not exactly Marcus Allen, but not exactly Nick Bell, either.

Fargas, drafted in the third round of the 2003 draft, did not see any major starting times until the 2006 year, which was also the season of Art Shell. Even considering everything, Fargas put up 659 yards and a touchdown.

Fargas would go on to have 1,009 yards in 2007, leading the team in rushing while only starting seven games.

When the Raiders drafted two players, Michael Bush and Darren McFadden, it was only a matter of time for Fargas to know his clock was ticking.

The questions will be out there though. Is Darren McFadden ready? Is Michael Bush over his cases of fumblitis?

Most importantly, are both of these players able to stay healthy over the course of a full season?

Justin Fargas, in his seven-year stretch was pushed to the starting role when players like LaMont Jordan would go down. And while Fargas at times was questionable for his efforts, being labelled by Lane Kiffin the "human crash test dummy," a few of us won't forget his mad scramble that sealed a win against the Kansas City Chiefs, in KC that broke a long streak of losses against the AFC West...and in KC, no less.

I hope the Raiders don't wind up regretting this move...but only time will tell.


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