Tiki Barber not finding the love in comeback bid

Tiki Barber’s comeback is stuck in no-man’s land.

The running back, who is bidding to return to the NFL after being retired for the last four seasons, hasn’t gotten much action.

According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, Barber has had one workout with the Miami Dolphins. He was not offered a contract. At this point, it would be surprising if Barber is on a 53-man roster to open the season. The minimum salary for Barber is $910,000 and that figured would be fully guaranteed if he was with a team in Week 1. Obviously, there are cheaper and much younger options available.

The 36-year-old Barber was considered a clubhouse lawyer and as Myers points out he burned bridges as he was exiting the league. Now, even if he is in shape there might not be anyone willing to give him a sniff.

Barber does have a standing offer from his former coach Jim Fassel with the Las Vegas Locos of the UFL. Who knows what kind of shape that league is in, though.

We’ll see if anyone gives him a look.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune