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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 19:25:34 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Mark Barron played well early last season, and then hit a wall around Week 12. He struggled in coverage, and played a bit out of position at times. However, with CB Ronde Barber retired, and the team adding FS Dashon Goldson in the offseason, Barron should have a bigger impact in 2013 playing down in the box on run support, which is viewed as his strength.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:03:33 -0700
Recently retired NFL DB Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) has been hired by Fox Sports in a "hybrid role," according to his agent. The specific nature of Barber's duties is uncertain.
Thu, 09 May 2013 10:30:56 -0700
Retired FS Ronde Barber said he may have considered re-signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason if he was given a starting job.
Wed, 08 May 2013 11:58:38 -0700
Free-agent FS Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) has decided to retire from professional football.
Thu, 02 May 2013 11:08:26 -0700
Free-agent FS Ronde Barber is likely waiting to see what his role would be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before making a decision on whether or not to return for another season.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:45:25 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said the team is still willing to re-sign free-agent FS Ronde Barber.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:52:32 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys likely will not pursue free-agent FS Ronde Barber (Buccaneers).
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:44:28 -0700
Free-agent FS Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) said he still not ready to make a decision on his future and will take his time before deciding. He said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing SS Dashon Goldson will not have any effect on his decision.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:34:26 -0700
Free-agent FS Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) likely would have a big role on defense if he re-signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barber probably would be used in the slot or near the line of scrimmage in passing situations.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 08:46:40 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have let impending free-agent FS Ronde Barber know they would like him to return for the 2013 season.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:15:58 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent FS Ronde Barber said during a radio interview that he was scheduled to meet with the Buccaneers Thursday, March 7.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:14:08 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are meeting with FS Ronde Barber Thursday, Mar. 7.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:38:51 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to meet with impending free-agent FS Ronde Barber this week to determine if Barber wants to sign another one-year contract or retire. Barber may have to agree to a smaller role on defense if he wants to return.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:18:01 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and veteran S Ronde Barber are likely to meet soon to figure out the direction both parties would like to go in 2013. Barber could opt to retire or play his 17th season. If Barber would like to return, the team still feels he has plenty of value in leadership, skill and exemplary work ethic. However, at 38 years old, there is some fear he may be hitting the wall soon and the team selected Mark Barron in the first-round last year to play the role of the attacking safety working inside the tackle box. Should Barber be willing to accept a lesser role, it's like that he would return to the Buccaneers once again. If not, he may be willing to look to play for another team or, as noted, opt for retirement.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:29:05 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to keep FS Ronde Barber at safety if he decides to re-sign with the team this offseason.
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 12:23:37 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely will meet with impending free-agent FS Ronde Barber in the next few weeks to determine if he will return to the team next season.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:34:21 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said he would like to have S Ronde Barber back in 2013, but knows that's totally up to Barber.
Tue, 25 Dec 2012 06:24:41 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Ronde Barber has not made a decision about retirement yet, and it won't be made for some time. "I won't even entertain those notions yet," Barber said. "That's for me to do in the offseason. Week 16 of the season is no (time for a) retrospective for me."
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:18:14 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Ronde Barber could move back to cornerback to help improve the team's pass defense. Their rush defense is ranked first overall, giving up just 81.5 yards per game. However, they rank last in pass defense, giving up 315.5 yards per game. The team recently traded CB Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots, and CB Eric Wright is suspended, perhaps forcing Barber to make the switch. "I'm sure I could step back in there," Barber said. "I've paid attention to what they're doing over there."
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:00:23 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Ronde Barber has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 1.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:15:07 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber, who is transitioning to play safety, is learning from rookie SS Mark Barron the different parts of playing the position. "There are definitely some things that I learn about the position from him," Barber said of the Buccaneers first-round pick Friday, Aug. 3.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:28:06 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Ronde Barber, who was moved from cornerback to free safety in the offseason, could slide to nickelback and lineup with slot receivers on passing downs. If that happens, FS Cody Grimm would take his place at free safety in those situations.
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:19:03 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely will not consider moving FS Ronde Barber to cornerback even though CBs Eric Wright and Aqib Talib have had off-field issues. The team will evaluate the other cornerbacks on the roster before considering the possibility of moving Barber back to cornerback.
Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:12:13 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could move FS Ronde Barber back to cornerback if CB Eric Wright is suspended for any period of time following his DUI arrest. In that scenario, it's likely FS Cody Grimm would line up next to SS Mark Barron at safety.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:18:59 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Ronde Barber is expected to enter training camp as the starting free safety.
Thu, 10 May 2012 11:39:33 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to move CB Ronde Barber to safety this season.
Thu, 10 May 2012 10:02:27 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said in an interview that the team may still move CB Ronde Barber to safety. "If we need to make a move to pull (Barber) back from safety to corner, we can do that in a heartbeat," Dominik said when asked about the possibility of losing CB Aqib Talib following his trial on assault charges in June.
Wed, 02 May 2012 12:24:02 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may decide against moving CB Ronde Barber to safety because of the addition of SS Mark Barron.
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:14:02 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber took repetitions at safety for the start of the team's offseason workouts Tuesday, April 17, and head coach Greg Schiano said the team could revisit Barber at safety.
Sat, 14 Apr 2012 07:06:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber said Friday, April 13, that the team "probably will" select Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne with the No. 5 overall pick in the NFL Draft. "I haven't watched any film of him. I don't know how he plays or anything," Barber said. "He was actually in our (secondary) room. They did those little unofficial visits or whatever. He's a good kid. He looks good. He looks the part. Everybody's high on him."
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:48:24 -0700
There has been some speculation that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could move CB Ronde Barber to safety this year.
Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:37:55 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber said he is fine with having to compete for a starting job during offseason workouts and training camp. Barber likely will be competing with CB Eric Wright for a starting job.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:36:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber signed a one-year deal worth $3 million.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:27:12 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber will make $3 million in base salary in 2012 and he'll count $3 million against the team's salary cap. Barber didn't receive a signing bonus and there are no incentives in his deal.
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:37:47 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free-agent CB Ronde Barber to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:24:26 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber may have to compete for one of the starting cornerback jobs during training camp. The team has not ruled out the possibility of playing Barber at safety this season.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:46:42 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free-agent CB Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) on a one-year deal. Financial Terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:07:23 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said the team is still interested in re-signing free-agent Ronde Barber even though they signed CB Eric Wright.
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:45:00 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano met with impending free-agent CB Ronde Barber Friday, March 9, and told him they would like him back next season. Barber told Dominik and Schiano that he is not ready to make a decision about his future at this point.
Sat, 18 Feb 2012 19:42:29 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber (forearm) is nearly healed after sustaining a fractured forearm in Week 17. However, he has yet to decide if he wants to continue his career, although he appears interested to see if the team has any interest in bringing him back.
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 10:32:03 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber said he has not decided whether or not he will return to play next season or retire this offseason. If he does return next season, it will be under a one-year contract.
Sat, 07 Jan 2012 13:08:31 -0800
Former NFL RB Tiki Barber indicated Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber's decision whether to retire or play next season could be affected by who the Buccaneers hire has their next head coach.
Sat, 07 Jan 2012 13:08:05 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber (arm) was scheduled to undergo surgery Friday, Jan. 6, to repair a broken arm.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:18:51 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber (arm) will need surgery to fix a broken right arm that he suffered in Week 17. Barber's brother, Tiki Barber, said he will undergo surgery Friday, Jan. 6, to repair the fracture. Ronde Barber is still undecided if he will retire this offseason.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 18:13:12 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber (arm) was in and out of the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to an arm injury. It's uncertain if this was Barber's last game, as no decision has been made if he'll return to the team in 2012.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 15:17:34 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber hinted that he may decide to retire if the team fires head coach Raheem Morris in the offseason. "I would be lying if I didn't say that," Barber said when asked if his future was linked to Morris'. "That's somewhat true. But we'll see. Ideally, I'd love to be back and play with (Morris), and (secondary coach) Jimmy (Lake) and (linebackers coach) Joe Baker."
Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:32:12 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber said he does not think that the team should release CB Aqib Talib even though he has gotten into trouble off the field. Barber said he can't excuse Talib's off-field behavior but said that Talib makes the team's defense more formidable.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:47:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed CB Ronde Barber to a one-year deal worth $4 million in base salary, reports Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com.
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:16:46 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber will return for a 15th NFL season, according to ESPN.com's John Clayton. Barber has signed an undisclosed one-year deal.
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 16:17:04 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said the team has not started contract talks with impending free-agent CB Ronde Barber but hopes to in the near future, reports Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune.