Apparently lost in between 14 people speaking on SNIFNIA last night was a tidbit that Tiki Barber has been approached by the Bucanneers to return to the game. Via ProFootballTalk….

But there it was — Tiki Barber saying that his brother, Ronde, and his mother want the retired Giants tailback to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tiki saying that he’s not gonna do it.

Since they spent (wasted) so much time talking about sports movies, there was no mention of the mechanics that would apply, even if Tiki wanted to come back. Per league rules, the Giants still hold his rights. They can trade his rights to another team during the 2007 season only through tomorrow, October 16. Keep in mind, however, that Tiki has until November 30 to unretire and join the Giants. If he does, the Giants presumably would have to decide whether to welcome him back — or cut him loose. If Tiki is released, he’d be required to pass through waivers, as are all vested veterans terminated after the trade deadline. So every team, from the worst to the best, would have a chance to claim his contract.

If no one makes a waiver claim, then Tiki would become a free agent.

Why even ask, or for that matter bring it up on National TV if you don’t even know the rules? Oh Tiki…it always has to be about you doesn’t it?

Barber Says He’s Not Buc Bound (PFT)

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