Former Giants RB Tiki Barber Coming Out of Retirement

After trying to make the transition to TV that had plenty of ups and downs, it looks as if former Giants running back Tiki Barber is getting set to try his hand at the NFL once again.

Barber, who stepped away from the league after the 2006 season, has filed papers with the league to officially come out of retirement, according to his representatives at Maxx Sports and Entertainment.

He played 10 seasons with New York, during which he rushed for 10,449 and made three Pro Bowls. Since hanging up his cleats, Barber has worked in the media, first for NBC on “Football Night in America” and the “Today” show, and currently for Yahoo! Sports as an NFL analyst.

Last month, Barber’s twin brother Ronde signed a new contract with the Buccaneers. The brothers will turn 36 on April 7.

The Giants released a statement on Barber’s return, saying, “We wish Tiki nothing but the best, and when we are able to make the transaction, we will release him from our reserve/retired list.”

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One Response to “Former Giants RB Tiki Barber Coming Out of Retirement”

  1. Atlanta Roofing says:

    Tiki must really be hurting for money. When I heard this news, I was glad to hear it and sad to hear it at the same time. I figured the Giants would pass. Can’t say I blame them. Good luck Tiki. For a guy as smart as Tiki, he sure makes the oddest decisions.