As Tiki Barber waits for his phone to ring, it’s believed that his UFL fallback would be the Las Vegas Locomotives, given the presence there of former Giants coach Jim Fassel, who has openly made a pitch for Tiki’s services.
For now, the Locos wouldn’t get a shot at Tiki. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Omaha Nighthawks currently hold Barber’s UFL rights.
And they’d sign him in a heartbeat. And they’d give him a way to show what he can do, with the ability to jump back to the NFL by early November.
Still, to have a shot at Tiki, the UFL likely would have to give him the ability to leave at a moment’s notice, no questions asked and no fees paid, if he were to get an offer to join an NFL team.
With the 32 pro football franchises planning to soon dump a collective 864 players and with only one team — the Dolphins — giving Tiki a look-see, his best chance for a comeback could come from a league that is hanging on by a financial thread.