The Iron Man is will show his mettle for at least one more year.
Ronde Barber, a fixture of the Tampa Bay Bucs secondary since the late 1990s, will return for his 16th season, the club announced Wednesday. Thats good news for a secondary that was burned for a league-worst 30 touchdowns last year.
The 36-year-old cornerback currently holds the longest active streak for starts in the NFL with 199. In fact, he has started every game for the Bucs since Week 10 of the 1999 season and his streak represents the longest by a cornerback in NFL history.
"Coach Schiano, Mark Dominik, and the Glazer family have been terrific throughout this process, Barber said in a statement. I'm really excited about the direction of the team, the moves we've made, and I can't wait to get back to work."
Judging from his performance last season, during the Bucs dismal 4-12 showing, Barber should still have plenty left in the tank. He started all 16 games in 2011 and finished with the fourth-most tackles on...