The lack of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is playing a big role in the signing of some key veterans which are free agents, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting ready to announce this afternoon that CB Ronde Barber is coming back to the Buccaneers for another year.
Ronde looked as if he had lost a step in the 2009 season, but came on a performed strong in 2010. Barber was going to be a free agent heading into the uncertainty which is the 2011 season, but according to reports this afternoon, the Buccaneers are getting ready to announce that Barber will be a Buccaneer once again in 2011.
Barber, who will be 36 next season, recorded 81 tackles last season and three interceptions. 2009 saw Barber record his first season without an interception.
Certainly, the Glazers and the Buccaneers front office will have agreed to a reasonable contract with Barber. I like the move to bring Ronde back to a very young secondary. The fact that Ronde has reportedly agreed to a new contract prior to a new CBA being agreed to , tells me all you need to know about this player. He is a game, high character guy, and he wants to play. This is a great move by the Buccaneers front office. And, thanks for another season Ronde.