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Gary Barnidge | Tight End | #82

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (141) / CAR
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Free agent TE Gary Barnidge has spoken with the Broncos.
That is in addition to the Bills, who he visited, and the Jaguars. It is somewhat surprising Barnidge has not been snapped up yet, but teams likely want to see what they have during OTAs before making any decisions. Barnidge told SiriusXM he "would love to be" the No. 1 guy, but he also has "no problem" mentoring younger players. May 30 - 11:14 AM
Source: SiriusXM

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Free agent Gary Barnidge has "possible future visits" with the Jaguars and Panthers.

Barnidge visited the Bills on Wednesday and will pause to attend the Kentucky Derby this weekend. (He's a Louisville guy.) Landing in Jacksonville would probably give Barnidge his best shot at a meaningful number of 2017 targets. He would play behind Charles Clay in Buffalo and Greg Olsen in Carolina.
May 3 - 8:05 PM

Free agent TE Gary Barnidge has two more visits, in addition to the Bills, lined up for next week.

Barnidge is visiting Buffalo on Wednesday and will attend the Kentucky Derby this weekend before getting back on the tour next week. After being cut by the Browns last weekend, Barndige figures to land a new gig pretty quickly.
May 3 - 12:09 PM

Free agent TE Gary Barnidge is visiting the Bills on Wednesday.

Buffalo has seemed to be in the market for a tight end all offseason, but it hasn't found one to add behind Charles Clay to this point. New OC Rick Dennison comes from the Kubiak/Shanahan offense that likes to use two and three tight ends at once. Barnidge, 32 later this year, was cut by the Browns over draft weekend and was in Carolina with coach Sean McDermott for two years.
May 3 - 9:04 AM

Browns released TE Gary Barnidge.

His fate was sealed Thursday night when the Browns selected Miami TE David Njoku with the No. 29 overall pick. Barnidge was one of the most productive tight ends in football during his breakout 2015 campaign, leading Cleveland with 1,043 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. His production tailed off dramatically in 2016, but that had more to do with Cleveland's instability at quarterback than anything Barnidge did or didn't do. The 31-year-old won't take long to resurface.
Apr 28 - 2:00 PM

Coach Hue Jackson said the Browns need more out of their tight ends in 2017.

"That position needs to upgrade, whether we do that with the guys that are there and continue to get better, or if there's somebody in the draft," Jackson said. Jackson's eyes "lit up" when reporters asked him about Alabama TE O.J. Howard. Viewed as the top tight end in a loaded class, Howard is in play for the Browns at No. 12 overall. Gary Barnidge had a career 2015, but predictably fell back to Earth last year. He failed to top 42 yards in each of the final nine games.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 29 - 10:04 AM

Gary Barnidge caught 5-of-5 targets for 40 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' Week 17 loss to the Steelers.

After a breakout 2015 campaign, Barnidge crashed back to Earth this season, proving last year was an outlier. Barnidge followed up his 79-1,043-9 year in 2015 with a meager 55-612-2 line this season. He finished the year strong with back-to-back five-catch games after not catching any more than three passes in a game Weeks 6-15. The quarterback carousel certainly played a role in Barnidge's decreased production. He's under contract for the next two seasons and will be entering his age-32 season in 2017. Barnidge is no longer a fantasy asset.
Jan 1 - 7:36 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 5-of-6 targets for 42 yards in the Browns' Week 16 win over the Chargers.

That's right, a win. Barnidge led the Browns in receiving in a game where Robert Griffin III (concussion) left in the second half and no Cleveland pass catcher reached 50 yards. Barnidge's talent has never been an issue, but the Browns haven't featured him in the passing game this season. Barnidge's disappointing 2016 campaign will wrap up in Week 17 at Pittsburgh.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 2-of-3 targets for 35 yards in the Browns' Week 15 loss to the Bills.

Barnidge has gone six straight games without hitting 40 yards. The 2015 feel-good story was wise to sign an extension last December.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Gary Barnidge reeled in three-of-five targets for 27 yards Sunday in the Browns' Week 14 loss to the Bengals.

Barnidge ripped off 13 yards on a third-down conversion late in the first half for his longest gain of the afternoon. He had a hard time connecting with Robert Griffin III including on one play where Griffin III mistimed his throw and struck Barnidge right in the shoulder. Barnidge has had a tough season and if Sunday was any indication, it’s not going to get better with Griffin III under center. Consider him a TE2 against Buffalo in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson revealed Monday that Gary Barnidge's snaps were scaled back in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Giants because he "tweaked" his knee.

Barnidge finished with three targets, catching just one for 11 yards. Jackson said the Browns "rotated" Barnidge and "didn't want to overwork him" after Barnidge tweaked the knee early in the game. After running a season-high 45 pass routes in Week 11, Barnidge ran only 31 against the G-Men. Barnidge's knee should heal during the Browns' forthcoming Week 13 bye.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 1-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Browns' Week 12 loss to the Giants.

So much for Josh McCown sparking Route 82 in a plus matchup. No matter who is under center, Barnidge can't be relied upon as a top-15 option in Cleveland's dysfunctional offense. He'll square off with the Bengals following Cleveland's Week 13 bye.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Gary Barnidge has caught seven of his 10 touchdowns the past two seasons from Josh McCown.

He caught his first one of the season last week. Barnidge's target share has been down this season due to the emergence of Terrelle Pryor and arrival of first-rounder Corey Coleman, but he'll be on the TE1 map this week against a Giants defense that has been burned by Tyler Eifert and Zach Miller the past two weeks. They've allowed 368 yards to tight ends the past four games.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Gary Barnidge caught 2-of-5 targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 11 loss to the Steelers.

The touchdown was Barnidge's first of the season. Route 82 has just 39 catches through 11 games. The 2015 feel-good story has fallen off the TE1 map thanks to inept quarterback play.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Gary Barnidge reeled in just one-of-four targets for eight yards Thursday in the Browns' Week 10 loss to the Ravens.

Who would have guessed that third-string tight end Seth DeValve would score his first touchdown of the year before Barnidge? The breaks that Barnidge caught last year just aren’t falling for him in 2016. Barnidge will try to bounce against Pittsburgh next week.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 12:52:00 AM

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27Zach Mettenberger
28Cody Fajardo
29Shane Carden
30Griffin Neal
31R.J. Archer
32Sean Renfree
33Marquise Williams
34Max Wittek
35Joe Licata
36Dalyn Williams
37Josh Woodrum
38Jake Waters
39Keith Wenning
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2John Crockett
3Rashad Jennings
4Joseph Randle
5Khiry Robinson
6Toby Gerhart
7Dominique Williams
8Joique Bell
9Jhurell Pressley
10LaMichael James
11Alonzo Harris
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16DuJuan Harris
17Darrin Reaves
18Zac Stacy
19Josh Harris
20Brandon Ross
21Brandon Brown-Dukes
22Jahwan Edwards
23Ross Scheuerman
24Kenneth Harper
25Jawon Chisholm
26Zac Brooks
27Jerome Smith
28Isaiah Pead
29Dan Herron
30Daryl Richardson
31Glenn Winston
32Tyler Gaffney
33Michael Dyer
34Jeremy Stewart
35Keshawn Hill
36LaVance Taylor
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2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2Rashad Jennings
3James Starks
FB1Andrew Bonnet
2Ryan Mueller
3Joe Don Duncan
4Henry Hynoski
5Erik Lorig
6Will Johnson
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
9Brandon Cottom
10James Casey
11Paul Lasike
12Blake Renaud
13John Conner
14Devon Johnson
15Alstevis Squirewell
16Zach Boren
17Kiero Small
18J.C. Copeland
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21Brad Smelley
22Patrick Skov
23Jordan Campbell
24Will Ratelle
25Soma Vainuku
26Chris Swain
27Nikita Whitlock
28Trey Millard
29Sione Houma
30Malcolm Johnson
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Marcus Easley
3Greg Jennings
4Marques Colston
5Keith Mumphery
6Dwayne Bowe
7James Jones
8Kyle Prater
9Douglas McNeil
10Stevie Johnson
11Josh Morgan
12Tyler Davis
13Hakeem Nicks
14Eddie Royal
15Jacoby Ford
16Preston Parker
17Greg Little
18Kris Durham
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Greg Salas
23Ben Edwards
24Carlton Mitchell
25Nick Harwell
26Armon Binns
27Reggie Dunn
28T.J. Graham
29Damaris Johnson
30Tevin Reese
31Issac Blakeney
32Kenny Cook
33Joshua Stangby
34Jaxon Shipley
35Andrew Turzilli
36Zach D'Orazio
37Kenzel Doe
38Jared Dangerfield
39Damian Williams
40Josh Lenz
41Eric Rogers
42Ricky Collins
43Robert Herron
44Shaq Evans
45Solomon Patton
46Nate Washington
47Travis Labhart
48Josh Harper
49Rasheed Bailey
50Donatella Luckett
51Josh Stewart
52Marlon Moore
53Dennis Parks
54Quinshad Davis
55Rashaun Simonise
56Reece Horn
57Tyler Murphy
58Marquez Clark
59Chandler Worthy
60Corey Washington
61David Porter
62L'Damian Washington
63Jarrett Boykin
64Lance Lewis
65Joseph Anderson
66Tyler McDonald
67Ezell Ruffin
68Jeff Beathard
69DaVaris Daniels
70Duke Williams
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3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Chris Givens
7Marcus Thigpen
8Austin Pettis
9Ryan Broyles
10A.J. Jenkins
11Griff Whalen
12Emory Blake
13Kevin Smith
14R.J. Harris
15Ryan Whalen
16Joe Morgan
17Jacoby Jones
18Onterio McCalebb
19Nathan Palmer
20Mike Brown
21Andre Debose
22Tandon Doss
23Shakim Phillips
24DeVier Posey
25Jay Lee
26Marcus Leak
27Jimmie Hunt
28Devante Davis
29Mike Williams
30Devon Wylie
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34Milton Williams III
35Phil Bates
36Michael Preston
37Marcus Harris
38Isiah Ferguson
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41James Butler
42Antwan Goodley
43Kadron Boone
44Ryan Lankford
45Clyde Gates
46Juron Criner
47Stephen Hill
48Kashif Moore
49Kenbrell Thompkins
50Saalim Hakim
51Durron Neal
52David Glidden
53Kieran Duncan
54Jarvis Turner
55T.J. Thorpe
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58Austin Willis
59Andre Davis
60Demetrius Wilson
61Josh Reese
62DiAndre Campbell
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66Trindon Holliday
67Chris King
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69Levi Norwood
70Ed Williams
71Danny Anthrop
72Marken Michel
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50Jay Rome
51Kivon Cartwright
52Braxton Deaver
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56Jack Tabb
57Arthur Lynch
58Jordan Thompson
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16Lene Maiava
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