As it turns out, Tiki was true to Blue

Barber, who needs new team now, says he passed on Bucs in '07 out of Giant loyalty

Updated: March 14, 2012, 8:59 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

On the day he retired as a New York Giant, Tiki Barber planned to protect his legacy as a one-uniform athlete the same way he protected the football in the fourth quarter -- with extreme urgency and care.

He wanted to be like Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor, a Giant you couldn't fathom in the colors of another team. But four dormant seasons later, at 36, Barber has no choice but to abandon the sentiment and launch his improbable comeback with another franchise -- maybe the ...

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