Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/9/14

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 06: Head coach Raheem Morris talks to Ronde Barber #20 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- At 37 and entering his 16th NFL season, Ronde Barber is embracing the challenge of learning a new position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A five-time Pro Bowl cornerback who's making the transition to safety in first-year coach Greg Schiano's system, Barber not only is receptive to the move but excited about the team's prospects of rebounding from a 4-12 finish that included 10 consecutive losses to end last season. "It's not very often you get not only to play 16 years, but to find new challenges in your 16th year and new opportunities to prove yourself," Barber said. "I'm very comfortable not being status quo and not doing what I've always done. ... There's no apprehension at all." Schiano was lured away from Rutgers to replace the fired Raheem Morris in January. He's bolstered one of the league's youngest rosters with the addition of veterans Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright and re-signed Barber to a one-year deal with expectations that the twin ...
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