After 16 years of laying people out, picking off footballs, and even more remarkable doing it with 1 team the terrific career of the other Barber is coming to an end.

Ronde Barber, brother of former New York Giant Tiki Barber, has decided time has caught up to him and it's time to move on from the NFL as a player as he announced he will be retiring.

16 years is like 4 lifetimes for a football player. To do it all in 1 city is amazing with the way players move about these days. Barber has been a steady if not special player all these years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Barber will hold a news conference on Thursday to make it all official.

A corner back for 15 years, Barber was moved to free safety this past season under new head coach Greg Schiano.

Tampa has had a busy and productive off-season in terms of shoring up their defensive backfield. 1st they signed San Francisco safety Deshon Gholsten. They then added who many believe is the best DB in the entire NFL in former Jet Darrelle Revis.

Barber finishes his stellar career with 1 Super Bowl title as the Bucs won it all in Super Bowl 37. He also finishes with 47 interceptions, 28 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, 8 defensive touchdows, and a ton of respect.

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