Tiki Barber To The Steelers?

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the market for a 3rd down back. Could the answer be former NY Giant Tiki Barber?

Ever since coming out of retirement, people have been trying to link the Steelers with Barber.

The New York Post is keeping that speculation alive.

Paul Schwartz of the Post is reporting that Barber’s most likely destination will be the Steelers or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Reason for those two teams are the head coaches, Mike Tomlin and Raheem Morris. Barber reportedly has strong ties to both coaches.

Barber tells Schwartz, “I’ll be somewhere where I know the people, know the staff. It will be a team that needs some veteran leadership or just needs a little push or needs somebody they can count on to fit a role.”

The description of that second team sounds alot like the Steelers.

No NFL team can officially talk with Barber or any other free agent until the lockout ends.

The 36-year-old Barber retired from the NFL in 2007. He played 10 seasons, all for the NY Giants, finishing his career as the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.

Mewelde Moore has been the Steelers 3rd down back for the last three seasons but he’s an unrestricted free agent.

Last season, Moore caught 26 passes, averaging 7.9 yards per catch.

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  1. Matt says:

    Who would want this bum who is a cancer in the locker room? Let alone the Steelers!

    1. johnny69 says:

      yeah, he is a definite ANTI STEELER and anyone that would consider him is a stupid moronic idiot

  2. Andrew Slavin says:

    i love the idea of tiki barber itd take him in a heart veat

  3. Andrew Slavin says:

    beat

  4. Steel Curtain says:

    keep moore as 3 down back,,nothing againt barber, he had one hell of a career but call it quits man, you are to old and washed up

  5. jason says:

    Maaaaan f@!k his old ass keep writing kids books and get tht bumb moore out of here too i rather see isaac redman get a shot lol

    1. huh? says:

      I have no idea what you just said.

      1. hahahahaha says:

        Yea ur white lmao

  6. John Gorman says:

    I wouldn’t mind but i wonder if his skills have diminished since hes been retired!

  7. BRIAN HENRY says:

    HOW ABOUT WE LET COACH TOMLIN DECIDE WHO IS BEST FOR THE TEAM. HE IS MORE THAN COMPETANT. THEN WE CAN RALLY BEHIND HIS DECISION.

  8. Dkmkey says:

    Mwelde Moore is a bad-ass. If you remember Steeler Rb woes in ’08 when we had no starter and Moore would double arm that ball and sneak through DT’s like a midget stuck between two giants and power through! Moore has proved his actions. Any professional who attempts to dictate his own terms is a primadonna and such character is questionable in current context. T. Barber is a great but might not be a great fit for the Stedelers at this time.

  9. Devon says:

    EVeryone Callin Him Washed Up Yet Yall Havent Seen Him Play Lately. Give Him A Chance. I Think The Steelers Should Pick Up Tiki And If He Doesnt Work Out Then The Steelers Should Just Move Mendenhall To An All-Downs Back. He Can Be An Effective 3rd Down Bick And Hes A Good Threat With The Draw.

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