EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - OCTOBER 03: Former New York Giants Tiki Barber is inducted into the Giants "Ring of Honor" during halftime of a game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 3 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
This is no joke. Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who played his last NFL down over four years ago, is attempting a return to the NFL. Barber, 36 in April, will be released from the Giants reserved/retired list and according to FoxSports, there are "interested parties."
With Barber, part of the 1997 Draft Class, coming out of retirement, could another 1997 alum, Clock Killin' Corey Dillon consider coming out of retirement as well? Like Barber, Dillon retired only four seasons ago, meaning his legs should be well rested. If Dillon could return to his 2004 form, he would be quite a weapon for the Patriots offense. Although Dillon first broke the NFL record for rushing yards in a game eleven years ago, it's not out of the question to think he could return to similar playing shape.
Neither Dillon nor his agent could be reached for comment.
(Note: The Barber part isn't a joke, the Corey Dillon part is... obviously. I suppose I should have put a disclaimer.)
Should the Patriots consider bringing back Corey Dillon?
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Corey Dillon... try ANTOWAIN SMITH! (147 votes)
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