Aug 11, 2010 11:38 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Banged-up Broncos bring in Fargas

The regular season hasn't even started and the Denver Broncos are already having to shore-up an injury-riddled team.

With their top three tailbacks sidelined, the Broncos have signed veteran free agent Justin Fargas.

The 30-year-old Fargas spent his first seven seasons in Oakland after the Raiders drafted him in the third round out of Southern Cal in 2003. He failed his physical with the Raiders in March because of a knee injury. The oft-injured Fargas has been a force when healthy. He's rushed for 3,369 yards on 827 career carries for a 4.1-yard average and 10 touchdowns.

He's also caught 77 passes for 523 yards.

The Broncos lost their top two tailbacks, Knowshon Moreno for a hamstring injury and Correll Buckhalter with a back problem, on the first day of training camp. LenDale White went down with a leg injury two days after signing with the Broncos last week.


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