Justin Fargas, Hank Baskett to Visit Eagles Friday

Written By Bob Cunningham On Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fargas should not be allowed to leave without a deal.

The Eagles have announced via their official website that wide receiver Hank Baskett and running back Justin Fargas will be visiting the NovaCare complex on Friday.

Baskett may not need a tour guide as he hasn't been out of Eagles' green for even a full season. He was released after Week 1 because the Eagles needed to add a quarterback after Donovan McNabb's injury and Baskett was the guy who lost the numbers game.

But now with Reggie Brown being moved to Tampa Bay in a trade, there's a need for some wide receiver depth and Baskett is the logical fit.

Fargas is an intriguing prospect that really excites me. He has shown that he's not a guy who's going to carry the load for a team, but as a backup change-of-pace guy he can really make an impact.

He's a fast back who can hit the corners the way Reid likes, but he's also big (6'1, 220) and can run between the tackles.

He will be 30 years old next season, but has never had more than 222 carries in a single season, and didn't have more than 40 in his first three years, so he's got some good years left in him.

Fargas has been a guy I've wanted the Eagles to bring in since the day I found out the Raiders were going to allow him to walk. He won't be the biggest signing, but he is certainly good enough to come in and help out in the running game as LeSean McCoy's backup.

Between McCoy, Leonard Weaver, and Fargas, the Eagles will have a trio of running backs that should be able to do some real damage on the rare occasion they're actually allowed to touch the football.

UPDATE: Eagles and Hank Baskett have agreed to one-year deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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