Broncos cut veteran Justin Fargas

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Running back Justin Fargas has been released by the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos signed the 30-year-old veteran on Aug. 11 to bolster their banged-up backfield after their top three tailbacks went down with injuries in training camp.

Fargas gained just 17 yards on 10 carries in the preseason with his longest carry a 6-yarder.

The Broncos also designated cornerback Tony Carter as waived/injured. He was signed on April 27, 2009, as an undrafted college free agent out of Florida State.