September 9, 2005

Giants running back Barber signs contract extension

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Giants running back Tiki
Barber has signed a two-year extension to his contract that
will keep him with the team through the 2008 season, the Giants

Barber also will receive a raise for the remaining two
years of his current contract, according to New York

"I wanted to make sure I was a Giant for life," the
30-year-old Barber told reporters.

Barber will earn about $6 million this season, a $2 million
increase, The New York Times reported. He also will receive an
increase next season and will earn $11 million total for the
2007 and 2008 seasons, the Times and the Daily News of New York

Barber is the Giants' all-time leader in total yardage with
12,842 and rushing with 6,927 yards.

(Writing by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina)