Tiki Barber Works Out With the Miami Dolphins

by Punter's Hero on August 8, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

Back in 2007, the New York Giants number one running back Tiki Barber decided to retire from the game of football. This was a surprise to say the least as Barber was on the top of his game and at the time considered to be one of the best running backs in the NFL. Not only was this strange, but the Giants were gradually improving and shortly thereafter won a Super Bowl title by beating the 18-0 New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Even though it was apparent that Tiki Barber still had a few good years left in him and the New York Giants were only getting better with time, the veteran running back decided to call it quits, but now regrets the decision and wants to return to the NFL.
After a short stint as an NFL analyst and seeing how life was after football, Tiki Barber has decided to give the NFL one more shot if any team will have him. At 36-years-old, Barber isn’t a young buck anymore and way passed the prime of a good running back in the NFL.

The consensus around the NFL is that running backs steadily decline after the age of 30 which means Tiki Barber’s skills started to decline six years ago and he will have little to no chance of being successful at running back in his comeback campaign.

Fortunately, the Miami Dolphins have given the veteran running back a shot as they let him work out with the team this week. The Dolphins do have room at running back as they didn’t re-sign Ronnie Brown (Philadelphia Eagles) or Ricky Williams (free agent), but did acquire Reggie Bush via trade with the New Orleans Saints recently.


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