According to MAXX Sports & Entertainment, former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber has filed papers with the National Football League to come out of retirement.
Barber, who'll turn 36 in April, has been out of football since retiring following a 2006 season where he gained 1,662 yards and 5 touchdowns on his way to a third straight Pro Bowl.
A second-round pick (36th overall) in 1997 out of the University of Virginia by the Giants, Barber gained 10,449 yards and 55 touchdowns, with 586 receptions for 5,183 yards and 12 touchdowns during his 10-year career with the Giants.
Barber remains the franchise's all-time leader in rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns, and ranks second on the team's all-time receptions list.
There's questions as to whether or not the Giants retain Barber's rights. Barber retired while he was still under contract, and was to earn 4.15 million in each of the final two years of the deal, which included $100,000 workout bonuses and $500,000 in per game roster bonuses, as well. Newsday's Bob Glauber reports that the Giants would not hold Barber's rights.
Since retiring, Barber has worked as a correspondent for NBC's "Today" show and Football Night in America, and made headlines last Spring after leaving his wife, who was pregnant with twins, for a 23-year old former NBC intern.
Barber's contract with NBC was not renewed last year, and the New York Post reported last summer that Barber claimed he was broke and couldn't pay his divorce settlement.