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Gary Barnidge | Tight End | #82

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (141) / CAR
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32-year-old free agent TE Gary Barnidge hopes to continue his career despite going unsigned in 2017.
Barnidge says he had offers to play, but that they weren't good enough. He was also collecting $700,000 from the Browns, a factor he said weighed into his decision-making. Barnidge is still less than three years removed from a 1,000-yard campaign. Feb 22 - 4:58 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans aren't expected to sign free agent TE Gary Barnidge.

Barnidge worked out for Houston, but left without a deal. It's a bad sign for him given how injury depleted the Texans are at tight end. Barnidge should still resurface at some point.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 07:20:00 PM

Free agent TE Gary Barnidge will meet with the Texans this week.

It is odd Barnidge has not already found a job, so it is not surprising the Texans are interested considering their situation at tight end -- C.J. Fiedorowicz is on injured reserve while Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson will miss this week's game due to a concussion. Barnidge is just a season removed from a 79/1,043/9 line.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Free agent TE Gary Barnidge will visit the Jaguars next Tuesday.

Barnidge will also work out for the team that day. The 31-year-old's market has been relatively quiet after he was released by the Browns on draft weekend. He quickly worked out for the Bills but took a pause on visits. The Jaguars' tight end room could use an upgrade, as blocker Marcedes Lewis is currently atop the chart.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Free agent TE Gary Barnidge said on Thursday he's yet to hear from the Ravens.

"They know who to contact, who to call," Barnidge said. "I just know we haven’t heard anything yet, which is fine. I’m in no hurry. I’m staying in shape. I’ll be ready when that call comes, so I’m in no rush right now." Barnidge's market hasn't developed after quickly fielding calls from the Bills, Jaguars, Broncos, and Panthers after his release from the Browns. The Ravens have a clear need at tight end, but likely want to see how Ben Watson (Achilles) looks first.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 11:19:00 AM

The Baltimore Sun expects the Ravens to show interest in free agent TE Gary Barnidge.

The Ravens opened the offseason deep at tight end, but could be a landing spot for Barnidge after losing Darren Waller and Dennis Pitta. Barnidge has been linked to Buffalo, Denver, and Jacksonville since his April release. The Ravens have Ben Watson, Maxx Williams, and Crockett Gillmore all returning, but Barnidge would have a chance to start in Baltimore.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 05:26:00 PM

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.
Source: SiriusXM
Tue, May 30, 2017 11:14:00 AM

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.
Wed, May 3, 2017 08:05:00 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.
Wed, May 3, 2017 12:09:00 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.
Wed, May 3, 2017 09:04:00 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.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 02:00:00 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
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 10:04:00 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.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 07:36:00 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

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