Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 5/8/13

The entire offseason has nearly expired and Ronde Barber’s decision has been made. It appears 17 year NFL veteran has called it a career and will not be returning.  Just got off the phone w Ronde Barber who told me he is officially retiring. “I’ve had a better run than I ever could’ve dreamed of having.” — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) May 8, 2013   Ronde has been mulling his decision for a while. The last man standing of that great Bucs defense — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) May 8, 2013 The Super Bowl 37 champion, five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro cornerback has had a Hall of Fame career with Tampa Bay. He holds the Bucs record for interceptions at 47, ranks seventh in sacks with 28, second in tackles with 1,428, and holds the record for starts at 232. Barber also recorded his 200th career start on opening day in 2012. He is also the only player in the NFL with 40+ interceptions and 20+ sacks. The post Veteran defensive back Ronde Barber is retiring appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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