With the NFL opener only days away, former Giants running back Tiki Barber is still without a job after training for months to get back in the league.
Barber’s agent Mark Lepselter told Sports Illustrated that he is “flabbergasted” that no NFL team has given the running back a shot to get back in the league during training camp, when teams were allowed to have 90 players on their roster due to the shortened offseason.
The former star running back for the New York Giants retired in 2006 at the top of his game so he can focus his attention on broadcasting.
“We are flabbergasted that Tiki has not had an opportunity with any team, especially when rosters were at 90 players this year,” his agent told SI. “I certainly thought some team would be intrigued to see what he had left in the tank.”
SI’s Peter King reported Monday that Barber, 36, didn’t receive a call from any of the league’s 32 teams this weekend.
His agent told the New York Post: “This is the last time I am speaking on this subject in any way, shape or form. You can’t worry about the things in life you can’t control and Tiki has moved forward accordingly.’’
The Miami Dolphins were the only team that brought Barber in for a look, according to multiple reports.
Halfway through the 2006-2007 season Barber announced he was going to retire to pursue his career outside of the NFL. He was hired by NBC and was featured on Sunday’s “Football Night in America,” and the “Today” show.