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What's Ronde Barber's future with Bucs?



Veteran cornerback Ronde Barber said on Sunday that among the things that will determine whether he returns for a 15th season will be whether it's determined there's a place for him on the team.

Today, we put that very question to general manager Mark Dominik.

"I think that'll be a good private conversation with myself and Ronde and his agent," Dominik said. "Yesterday, if we want to talk about how Josh Freeman played at the end of this season, I think you could say the same about how Ronde Barber played at the end of the season. For the many years he's got in the National Football League and to play at that level and to feel like he knew what Drew Brees was already going to do on a majority of the plays, was phenomenal.

"I was really impressed with the way he finished his 2010 season."

Barber finished Sunday's game with two tackles for losses and three pass deflections.

[Last modified: Monday, January 3, 2011 4:29pm]


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