Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 4/28/13

It sounds like the Buccaneers biggest weakness in 2012 will continue to get stronger this week for 2013 with the possible announcement of Ronde Barber’s return.  Pewter Report’s Mark Cook said during his Sunday radio show on 98.7 The Fan that he has heard the veteran cornerback may be announcing a return this week. Let’s please put emphasis on the words “may” and “heard” in the previous sentence as it is not official. But if true, the Buccaneers can have arguably the best secondary in the league — at least on paper. It’s been rumored for quite some time now that the 38-year old has been contemplating a return to football and the Bucs as it depended on how the Darrelle Revis situation played out. Well, Revis is now in Tampa Bay so Barber sounds like he is leaning towards a return. As it stands, Revis and Eric Wright are logically the two corners that would start in the Bucs’ secondary this season. It’s been reported that the Bucs have offered Barber a role on the team but nothing has been confirmed. From Barber taking an advisory style position off the sidelines to him playing strictly the nickel corner spot, many ideas have been tossed around. But let’s take it back for a moment. Last year, head coach Greg Schiano stated they form the lineup to have the best 11 players on the field — which moved Ronde Baber to safety. What if the best 11 on defense for 2013 includes Barber in a starting cornerback role? What if it’s Wright as the third corner on depth chart? What do they do with with the nickel between Wright and rookie Jonathan Banks or Barber and Banks? Would the Bucs put a rookie ahead of a 17-year veteran on the depth chart? Of course Mark Cook’s comment has to hold true, but those are valid questions. Questions that the Buccaneers may already have answered. The post Ronde Barber expected to announce return this week? appeared first on The Bay Cave.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

Bethune-Cookman football player killed at party

Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

WATCH: Chelsea scores three goals in less than 20 minutes

Broncos safety Shiloh Keo arrested for DUI

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mountain West admits error, says Boise St. shot was good

WATCH: John Calipari loses his mind, gets ejected

Former Clemson star Tajh Boyd to speak at John Kasich rally

Peyton Manning's alleged not-so-wholesome image

Hawks not shopping Al Horford at NBA trade deadline

Report: Lincecum has been throwing in secret location

WATCH: Lon Kruger gets Oklahoma hoops squad hype for Kansas test

Texas signee glad he didn’t pick Texas A&M after alleged racism

Dallas Stars have passed the early tests in February

Could Matt Forte become the revival for Patriots run game?

Are the Celtics legimate contenders in the East?

WATCH: Jabari Parker is no joke at NBA Rising Stars Challenge

How Marvelous Marv Throneberry became a Met

WATCH: Filip Forsberg goes beast on Lightning with this goal

Carmelo Anthony on trade rumors: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Report: Cavaliers shopping Kevin Love, price tag very high

Magic remain tough team to beat

WATCH: Pitt's James Conner works out after cancer diagnosis

CC Sabathia on the outside looking in for the Yankees

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker