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When Brian Urlacher held up that navy blue jersey for the first time on that April day in 2000, his face a little pimply and his scalp covered with closely cropped blond hair, no one had any idea what 54 would come to represent. After 13 seasons, it's...
The Florida Times-UnionAs six linebackers came off the board in the second round of last month's NFL Draft, some earlier than expected, it became apparent Geno Hayes would not face additional competition to win a starting position on the Jaguars' defense. Not that Hayes was...
Tags: Geno Hayes, Chicago Bears, Daryl Smith, Lance Briggs, Football
ReutersNFL Team Report - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - INSIDE SLANT After 16 seasons and a franchise-record 241 games played, defensive back Ronde Barber called it a career in football, said he was moving on to television but would not say what network. For what it'...
The Tampa TribuneIf you've ever mingled at a chamber of commerce mixer or watched dignitaries turn shovels at a groundbreaking, you've probably met Ron Weaver or Aakash Patel. There are no studies on the subject, but the two Tampa businessmen may be the area's best...
Bradenton HeraldTAMPA Off the field, Ronde Barber was easy to miss. He wasn't big, he didn't boast about his accomplishments, and his 40-yard dash times didn't warrant a second glance. In the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' crowded locker room after a game, if you didn't...
Ronde Barber has played 16 seasons, pulled in 47 interceptions, won a Super Bowl and made five Pro Bowls. And he did it with just one team, Tampa Bay. And even though the Buccaneers were open to having him return another season, the 38-year-old...
The Tampa TribuneFor Buccaneers fans who had the privilege of watching No. 20 report to work for the past 16 seasons, his new title appears to be "Hall of Famer Ronde Barber." Not so fast. Barber, who switched from cornerback to safety for his final NFL season,...
ReutersRonde Barber is retiring from the NFL after 17 seasons and a franchise-record 241 games played, all with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer first reported Barber's retirement Wednesday. Barber, a five-time Pro Bowl pick and three-time All-...
TAMPA – "Just a little boy from Plymouth, Florida," Warren Sapp says, wiping away a single tear zigzagging down his cheek. A little boy who had a ginormous dream. "If they ain't laughing at your dreams," Sapp says, "you ain't dreamin' big...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- Perhaps the height of the absurdity in the tabloid phase of Manti mania came in early February, when ESPN.com counted among its top headlines that the former Notre Dame All-America linebacker was deleting his Twitter account. Perhaps a game...
South Bend Tribune, Ind.Perhaps the height of the absurdity in the tabloid phase of Manti mania came in early February, when ESPN.com counted among its top headlines that the former Notre Dame All-America linebacker was deleting his Twitter account. Perhaps a game of FarmVille...
Most Ravens fans will tell you that inside linebacker Ray Lewis was the greatest draft pick in franchise history. But the fine stat heads over at ESPN have calculated that Lewis was the NFL’s most valuable pick since 1994. In this week’s...
May 22, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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May 2, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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Apr 18, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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