St. Petersburg, FL-- Ronde Barber' decision on whether to return in 2013 for a 17th season, "is immiment." Barber texted that message to 620 WDAE's J.P. Peterson, while Peterson was a guest on WTSP-TV 10 News Monday night.
Peterson was appearing on 10 News Sports Anchor Dave Wirth's 11pm show.
Until now, Barber has not revealed whether he will return this season. As he has for the past several years, he decides sometime after the season whether he will play again. There is no timetable. For example, Barber announced on Mar. 18, 2012, that he would play the 2012 season.
Now, on May 6th, Barber still has not announced his decision. But his text sounded a decision will be announced in the next few days, but only Ronde Barber knows for sure.
In the meantime, the Bucs have been rebuilding a leaky secondary in the off-season. The team has added Dashon Goldson, Darrelle Revis, released and re-signed Eric Wright, and drafted Johnthan Banks.