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Former New York Giants player Tiki Barber coming out of retirement




Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, News, NFL,

Former New York Giants player Tiki Barber coming out of retirementFormer New York Giants running back Tiki Barber has gotten the itch to play again and has filed papers to come out of retirement after not putting on the pads since 2006. He'll be 36-years-old in April, but does appear to still be in shape, not "game shape," though. Barber finished his 10-year NFL career (all with the Giants) with 10,449 rushing yards that include finishing five straight seasons with at least 1200 yards on the ground and a 4.7 yards per carry average. However, Barber's strength was his ability to also catch the ball out of the backfield (586 receptions for 5183 receiving yards) and could be a versatile weapon for whichever team  decides to sign him. Could he return to the Giants? Well, they do own his rights, but Barber has spoken badly enough about the team that they'll probably be only too happy to let him go. With a rested body free of injury, as well as having proven great ability, Barber could do significant things.

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