Detroit Lions Hire Hall of Fame Running Back Barry Sanders as Team Ambassador

Barry Sanders is making a return to the NFL.

According to team president Rod Wood, the club is rehiring its Hall of Fame running back to serve as a fan liaison in a formal agreement, putting the legendary tailback back on the payroll nearly 18 years to the date after his retirement from the NFL.

“We’ve thankfully, the last couple years, had an unofficial relationship with him,” Wood told the