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Report: Bucs CB Barber almost healed after fractured forearm

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber is reportedly recovering well from a forearm injury as he continues to mull whether or not he'll retire or play another season.

Barber has almost completely healed from a fractured forearm that he suffered in the regular-season finale, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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The 36-year-old recently told the newspaper that he hasn't decided whether or not he'll return for a 16th NFL season.

"I'm not leaning one way or the other," Barber said. "I'm not allowing myself to lean one way or the other. I'm pretty sure where I stand, but I haven't allowed myself to commit."

Barber, who will turn 37 in April, has been with the Buccaneers since they made him a third-round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times, and is the franchise leader in interceptions with 43.

Although he hinted that he might leave the Buccaneers if the team fired then-coach Raheem Morris, Barber seemed to take away a good first impression of newly hired coach Greg Schiano. Barber made $4 million on a one-year contract last season.

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