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Tiki Barber unretires, according to agent

Posted on: March 8, 2011 2:27 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2011 3:08 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Well, here's something odd on what's shaping up to be a weird NFL afternoon: Tiki Barber, former NFL running back and TV host and sports reporter, has filed papers with the NFL to come out of retirement and return to playing football.

That's according to his management agency, MAXX Talent, anyway.

"BREAKING NEWS #maxxclient Tiki Barber has filed the papers with the NFL to officially come out of retirement," the agency tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

For those wondering, no, this doesn't make much sense at all.

Presumably, the logic behind this move involves Tiki recently divorcing his wife (alimony and child support aren't cheap, folks) and having that divorce result in his disappearance from the television to the Interwebs (he got booted from NBC's The Today Show and moving to Yahoo! Sports).

That is to say, he would probably like to earn a couple more NFL-sized paychecks to help keep up his current lifestyle.

Or maybe he's just inspired by his twin brother, Ronde, who re-upped with the Bucs for a one-year deal recently.

Tiki Time?

"After seeing how much fun Ronde is still having it re-ignited my fire and I'm looking forward to the challenge of seeing if I can get back to the level of where I was," Tiki told FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

The process, for those wondering, is that the Giants will need to activate Tiki and then decide whether or not they want to release him or hold onto him. Considering the kind words he's had for Tom Coughlin's team as an analyst, though, that seems pretty unlikely.

But there are some other (obvious) problems to this return, outside of whether the Giants need him. Like, does Tiki realize that we're in the middle of a week where the NFL and NFLPA are negotiating whether there will even be an NFL season next year? Because if he doesn't, he probably should.

He should probably also realize that he's 35-years-old, he hasn't played in four years and that if he does get inked by a team, it's likely he won't be signing for a max deal.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Tiki Barber unretires, according to agent



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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Tiki Barber unretires, according to agent

Ummmm...exactly who on the Cowboys are you referring to?  And I don't want to hear about Michael Irvin or any other past Cowboys -- we're talking this team, current, the one that ultimately got rid of problems like Pacman and Tank Johnson.  With Barber (maybe), Felix Jones and Tashard Choice...and the real needs to fill (OL, S, ILB) there is no way the Cowboys even think about signing Tiki Barber.
You may not want to hear about the past but it certainly indicates the trend that hasn't ended by the way.  You only cut Pacman because his skills faded - only reason; the same with Tank.  But didn't you guys JUST draft Dez Bryant?  Add to that the fact that every one of the Cowboy's running backs are medicore at best, and all injury and fumble prone.  Of course Tiki adds nothing in the fumble-prone department as he is even worse.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Tiki Barber unretires, according to agent

My money is on the Cowboys with Tiki's moral compass, or lack of one really
Ummmm...exactly who on the Cowboys are you referring to?  And I don't want to hear about Michael Irvin or any other past Cowboys -- we're talking this team, current, the one that ultimately got rid of problems like Pacman and Tank Johnson.  With Barber (maybe), Felix Jones and Tashard Choice...and the real needs to fill (OL, S, ILB) there is no way the Cowboys even think about signing Tiki Barber.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Tiki Barber unretires, according to agent

Which NFL team needs a scumbag fumble artist for 2012 (remember, there won't be a season next year)?  My money is on the Cowboys with Tiki's moral compass, or lack of one really.



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Tiki Barber unretires, according to agent

Tiki your crazy! Lets hope you can still walk after the season is over, thats if anyone even wants you anymore!



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Tiki Barber unretires, according to agent

Maybe he should contact Antoine Walker and see how much fun he is having coming out of retirement.



Since: Jan 20, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Tiki Barber unretires, according to agent

WOW!!! i was not expecting that!! hope that he gets back in the best shape he possibly can  if he does decide to return for sure, because being out of football that long he can possibly get seriously injured. Well all the best tiki  


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