According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still want Ronde Barber to come back even though they’re now loaded at both cornerback and safety.
Speaking of sorting things out, it still remains to be seen what happens with veteran safety/cornerback Ronde Barber. Back at the start of the offseason, it looked like the Bucs needed Barber to return for another season.
But the free safety spot he played last season is now occupied by Goldson. The top three cornerbacks are now set. Will Barber come back as a third safety or a fourth cornerback? Dominik said Friday night the Bucs still would like Barber to return, but it remains unclear what role he would have.
“When Ronde reaches out, we’ll have a conversation and we’ll talk through that,” Dominik said.
The Barber situation will play out. If he returns, he’ll be in some sort of backup role.
Even though the Bucs supposedly want Barber back, it doesn’t look like he’ll have much of a role if he does come back.