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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Bucs and Tiki Barber a long shot

By Pat Yasinskas

Tiki Barber, along with twin brother, Ronde, talked about his planned attempt at a comeback after sitting out the last four NFL seasons.

Tiki Barber has said he wants to play again and the running back should have some potential suitors around the league once the lockout is over. But don't look for Tampa Bay to be one of them.

Although Ronde Barber is a cornerback for the Bucs and has some influence with coach Raheem Morris, it's an extreme long shot that the Bucs would pursue Tiki Barber. They're deep in a youth movement and LeGarrette Blount is set as the No. 1 back. Cadillac Williams is eligible to be a free agent, but the Bucs are expected to make an attempt to keep him.

If Williams leaves, the Bucs also have Kareem Huggins, who is coming back from a knee injury, as a third-down back. But the Bucs also could go out and pursue a younger running back in free agency.