Tiki Barber Lights the Torch on a Comeback, Returning to Football

Elliott SaltaresContributor IMarch 8, 2011

According to his agent, Tiki Barber is coming out of retirement.

After a 10 year career with the New York Giants, Barber has filed the appropriate paperwork to return to the NFL.

Tiki, who turns 36 in April, is attempting to make a comeback, even though he hasn't played a single down since the 2006 season.

When he retired five years ago, Tiki still had two years left on his Giants contract, however he will not be making his comeback with New York.

The Giants currently plan on trying to re-sign Ahmad Bradshaw once a new collective bargaining agreement is reached and already have Brandon Jacobs and D.J. Ware under contract at running back.

They are expected to cut him outright as soon as he is approved by the league.

In an interview with FoxSports.com, Tiki Barber said:

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge of seeing if I can get back to the level of where I was. I started working out again recently. It kind of shocked myself. I still had a lot of the strength I had before. I'm really looking forward to making a return."

Though most recently is most known for his stints as a correspondent for "The Today Show" and "Sunday Night Football" on NBC, Barber is expecting to hopefully catch on as a complimentary back somewhere for the upcoming season.

Ironically, this comeback attempt comes just as his name goes up for first time voting in regards to the NFL Hall of Fame.

If he succeeds, that would be pushed back at very least another five years.