The NFL season is about to start, and Tiki Barber still doesn’t have a team. To Barber, that comes as a shock.
Barber, the former Giants star who wanted to get back to the NFL after four years away at the age of 36, hasn’t drawn any interest as teams are finalizing their 53-man rosters for Week 1. According to Peter King of SI.com, Barber is stunned.
King writes in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback that Barber declined to speak to him, but that King hears Barber is devastated that no team gave him a chance.
Barber’s agent, Mark Lepselter, told King that he expected Barber to be an NFL player right now.
“We are flabbergasted that Tiki has not had an opportunity with any team, especially when rosters were at 90 players this year. I certainly thought some team would be intrigued to see what he had left in the tank,” Lepselter said.
It’s still possible that some team could suffer an injury at running back in Week 1 and give Barber a call in Week 2. But at this point, it appears that Barber’s NFL career is over.