NFL Free Agency: Tiki Barber Should Go Back into Retirement

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIJuly 30, 2011

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 28:  Former National Football League player Tiki Barber listens to testimony during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries on Captiol Hill October 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. A recent NFL study of retired players suggested that N.F.L. retirees ages 60 to 89 are experiencing moderate to severe dementia at several times the national rate.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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This is just getting sad. It's obvious that no one wants any business with Tiki Barber. All he's doing now is embarrassing himself and wasting his time. 

He's the New York Giants all-time leader in rushing and is in the Giants' Ring of Honor. At 36 years of age, that's pretty impressive. However, someone should do the honor of letting Tiki know that no team is going to sign him.

His accomplishes are impressive for a 36-year-old, but that's just it—he's 36 years old. Not a lot of teams are going to be lining up to sign an aging running back who was once retired. 

Tiki was supposedly interested in playing for the Buccaneers or the Steelers, but it doesn't look like either one of those options are working out. 

Ed Bouchette, who's been covering the Steelers on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 1985 tweeted that the Steelers had no interest in Tiki and never have.

His brother, Ronde Barber, had this to play about Tiki joining the Bucs: "It was an entertaining thought four or five years ago," Ronde said. "I don't know how realistic it is now. I've not had a chance to talk to (GM) Mark (Dominik) or Raheem about it. Maybe the situation would be a little different under different circumstances. But I know he wants to go somewhere where feels like he's wanted."

Translation? No way, no how.

Sorry Tiki, you had your fun, but it's time to hang 'em up for good.