The news seems to be coming out of left field. After all, the 35-year old tailback is the Giants' all-time leading rusher, was a three-time Pro Bowler in 10 seasons with New York.
Things haven't been all peaches and cream for the University of Virginia graduate, though. Shortly after retiring, he publicly criticized team quarterback Eli Manning, mocking Manning's pre-game speeches and leadership skills. The Giants won the Super Bowl the next season.
He also publicly criticized head coach Tom Coughlin, and more recently "left his wife of 11 years, Ginny, for 23-year old Traci Johnson, a former NBC intern. Ginny was eight months pregnant at the time," Yahoo! Sports reports.
Possibly related, NBC then terminated Barber's lofty contract, citing its morals clause.
And almost definitely related to the news of his un-retirement is that last June, Barber reportedly could not afford to pay his divorce settlement.
Even Giants fans booed Barber "when [the] Giants unveiled their ring of honor in their new $1.6 billion stadium," according to Yahoo!
If a team does take a chance on him, history points to the Redskins being that team. And, like everyone else, he'll probably get a seven-year deal worth $50 million in guaranteed money.
Nobody has confirmed Washington's interest in Barber, but consider the Redskins one of the leading candidates.