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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 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

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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

Gary Barnidge caught all three of his targets for 23 yards Week 9 against the Cowboys.

It is the second disappointing day in a row after Barnidge went for just 42 yards last week against the Jets. Barnidge has yet to catch a touchdown this season, and he has yet to top 76 yards in any game. He will be a low-end TE1 at best next week against the Ravens.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 05:05:00 PM

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