The Facts: Barber, who retired after the 2006 to strike while the media iron was hot, has decided to return to the game after four years away from it, is returning to football. Barber’s agent, Mark Lepselter, has disclosed on Twitter that Barber “has filed the papers with the NFL to officially come out of retirement.”
Diehards Line:Lepselter tells Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com that “there are interested parties. ...” But when he retired after the 2006 season, Barber had time left on his contract. He was placed on — and he remains on — the Giants’ reserve/retired list. That means any interested parties -- in addition to technically tampering with Barber -- would have to wait until the Giants decide whether to keep Tiki or cut him loose before acting on their interest, once he is reinstated by the NFL. ... Stay tuned. It's safe to say we haven't heard the last of this one.