Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position
DB
 
Jersey
20
Name  Ronde Barber
Born  4/7/1975
Height  5-10
Weight  184
College  Virginia
5/8/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Long time Bucs corner Ronde Barber has announced his retirement. SOURCE: Jay Glazer, Fox Sports
Insight: Barber produced 47 picks and 28 sacks in 17 NFL seasons. He didn't miss a single game between 1998 and 2012. Barber will certainly garner some Hall of Fame consideration when he becomes eligible.
 
1/18/2011 2:44:00 PM
Description: According to Buccaneers HC Raheem Morris, DB Ronde Barber will return for a 15th season in 2011. SOURCE: ST. PETERSBURG TIMES
Insight: Even at 35, Barber still played at a high level in 2010, with three interceptions and thirteen passes defended. Barber is a free agent this offseason, but Morris says he is "confident" that he will be playing in Tampa.
 
12/29/2009 11:30:00 AM
Description: In an interview with Pewter Report, Barber threatened to retire if the team does not retain head coach Raheem Morris.
Insight: The Buccaneers have possibly saved Morris' job with wins in their last two games. Barber will turn 35 during the offseason, but has had a solid 2009 (75 tackles). (SportsBuff.com)
 
12/23/2009 10:34:00 AM
Description: According to the Pewter Report, Barber wants to return for 2010.
Insight: Barber's age (35) as he enters his 14th NFL season in 2010 doesn't seem to fit with Tampa Bay's youth movement, but he has had a decent 2009 season (66 tackles, two sacks) and clearly has something left. (SportsBuff.com)
 
2/17/2009 9:48:00 PM
Description: Pro Football Weekly reports that Barber will play a decreased role for the Bucs in 2009.
Insight: Barber will turn 34 in April, but he had a much more productive season in 2008 than he did the year before. Tampa figures to try to get Aqib Talib more playing time and is reportedly trying to re-sign Philip Buchanon. Both (or some other corner to be added) will have to play up to their talent levels to allow for Barber to spend more time on the sideline. (SportsBuff.com)
 

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