Justin Fargas officially a Bronco

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Browns announced they have officially signed former Oakland running back Justin Fargas.

That means he has passed a physical. That is significant for Denver because Fargas had trouble passing physicals earlier this offseason. He was cut by the Raiders in March and has had knee issues.

Fargas brings depth to a depleted Denver running back crew. Starter Knowshon Moreno (hamstring), Correll Buckhalter (back) and newly signed LenDale White (lower leg) are all out. All three players are expected to be back soon.

Fargas will be given a chance to make an impression as a short-yardage back. In his prime with the Raiders, Fargas was a tough-nosed yards eater. He has 2,269 career yards in seven NFL seasons.