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Gary Barnidge | Tight End | #82

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (141) / CAR
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Gary Barnidge caught 5-of-6 targets for 66 yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Miami.
Barnidge was the second leading receiver behind Terrelle Pryor. He took a step back with Cody Kessler starting, but managed a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. Barnidge is a low-end TE1 for Week 4. Sep 25 - 5:50 PM

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Gary Barnidge caught 4-of-5 targets for 37 yards in the Browns' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

He was far more involved than he was Week 1 against the Eagles, but Barnidge seems to have fallen behind in the pecking order. With Corey Coleman and Terrelle Pryor better than anything the Browns had at receiver last season, Barnidge's numbers are suffering through two weeks. He's dipped down into TE2 range and may not come out of it. He's hard to trust Week 3 at Miami.
Sep 18 - 5:54 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot expects Gary Barnidge to "return to his Pro Bowl form" with Josh McCown now at quarterback.

In games with McCown under center last season, Barnidge averaged a weekly 5.8-80-0.75 receiving line and was a weekly top-10 fantasy tight end for each of McCown's games. Without McCown, he averaged a 4-50-0.38 line. The two have an obvious connection, and McCown's reinsertion to the lineup gives Barnidge a serious boost after he dropped both of his targets Week 1.
Sep 14 - 9:27 AM

Gary Barnidge failed to catch either of his two targets in the Browns' Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

In fact, Barnidge dropped both passes. He simply doesn't fit well with Robert Griffin III, who likes to challenge defenses deep and has a talented receiver corps with Terrelle Pryor, Corey Coleman, and soon Josh Gordon. Duke Johnson dominated short-game targets with five. Barnidge is a borderline TE1 here to start the year after finishing last season as the overall TE2.
Sep 11 - 6:31 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards in the Browns' third preseason game.

With Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman making their first appearances of the preseason, Barnidge took a bit of a back seat. If Barnidge is done for the preseason, he ends it catching 6-of-9 targets for 39 yards and one touchdown. Once the Browns field all three of Gordon, Coleman, and Terrelle Pryor, Barnidge's targets may suffer. Barnidge is more of a mid-to-low TE1.
Aug 26 - 9:59 PM

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (sports hernia surgery) said he is "feeling great."

Barnidge was limited early in camp because of offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia, but he is now participating fully. While Josh Gordon's return could put a dent in his targets, Barnidge still shapes up as a low-end TE1.
Aug 9 - 1:11 PM

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (sports hernia surgery) will be limited for the start for training camp.

Barnidge avoided active/PUP, but isn’t ready for full practices. He’ll be eased in the early stages of camp. The Browns can’t afford any setbacks with Barnidge.
Jul 27 - 6:34 PM

Gary Barnidge (sports hernia surgery) has been cleared for training camp.

Barnidge went under the knife in early June. The TE3 last season, Barnidge is an obvious candidate for regression, but also one of the Browns' only proven playmakers until Josh Gordon returns. He should still be a legitimate TE1.
Jul 26 - 6:48 PM

Gary Barnidge (sports hernia) expects to be ready for training camp.

Barnidge is less than a week removed from surgery. Returning for the start of camp is in line with his timetable if he avoids setbacks. Fourth-round pick Seth DeValve has been getting first-team minicamp reps in Barnidge's place.
Jun 8 - 6:07 PM

Gary Barnidge underwent sports hernia surgery on Thursday.

The surgery will sideline him for the rest of the offseason program, but he should be ready to go when training camp opens. Coming off a breakout season, Barnidge will remain a focal point of new coach Hue Jackson's offense, especially in the red zone. He is a solid TE1 despite this surgery.
Jun 2 - 10:02 AM

Gary Barnidge caught 8-of-13 targets for 66 yards Week 17 against the Steelers.

Like Travis Benjamin, Barnidge came out of almost nowhere to help fill the huge pass-catching void on the Browns’ roster. A 30-year-old, eight-year veteran, Barnidge easily crushed his career totals entering the season with 79 receptions for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns. All three numbers were top-five at the position, and the touchdowns tied the Browns' single-season record held by Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome. Signed to a three-year contract extension in December, Barnidge will return as one of Cleveland’s top pass-catching options next season. He will be a solid TE1 selection in 2016.
Jan 3 - 6:10 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 3-of-8 targets for 47 yards in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Chiefs.

Barnidge led the team in targets, seeing three more than Travis Benjamin, but Johnny Manziel completed just 13-of-32 passes. Manziel missed a wide-open Barnidge on the opening drive for what might have gone for an 88-yard touchdown down the right side. The tight end was running completely free to the corner. Barnidge doesn't have the volume with Manziel at quarterback. He'll merely be a low-end TE1 next week against Pittsburgh.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 3-of-4 targets for 29 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against Seattle.

All three of his catches went for important gains. The first was a seven-yard touchdown where Barnidge found space in the end zone for a scrambling Johnny Manziel. The score tied Barnidge with Ozzie Newsome for the franchise's single-season record for tight ends. The second was a first-down grab on another Manziel scramble, and he followed that up a couple plays later by barreling through a couple defenders to pick up a 3rd-and-11 in the third quarter. Barnidge showed good rapport with Manziel after the quarterback escaped the pocket, and he now has a touchdown in each of Manziel's last three starts. Despite a tough matchup next week, Barnidge will remain a TE1.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:23:00 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 5-of-7 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 14 win over the 49ers.

Barnidge came into the game questionable, but looked fully healthy. His role didn't change with Johnny Manziel starting. Barnidge's touchdown was a two-yard pass over 49ers S Eric Reid. With Brian Hartline (collarbone) out for the year, Barnidge should see heavy targets against the Seattle in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Gary Barnidge (ankle) and Travis Benjamin (shoulder) are active for Week 14 against the 49ers.

Brian Hartline (hip) is also active. Johnny Manziel will have his full complement of weapons for his first start since Week 10. The Browns inactives are WR Andrew Hawkins, CB Joe Haden, WR Taylor Gabriel, CB Justin Gilbert, OL Gabe Ikard, CB Pierre Desir, and WR Dwayne Bowe.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Cody Kessler
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
FB1Malcolm Johnson
WR11Corey Coleman
2Andrew Hawkins
3Ricardo Louis
4Josh Gordon
WR21Terrelle Pryor
2Rashard Higgins
3Jordan Payton
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Randall Telfer
3Seth DeValve
LT1Joe Thomas
2Shon Coleman
LG1Joel Bitonio
C1Cameron Erving
RG1John Greco
RT1Austin Pasztor
2Alvin Bailey
K1Patrick Murray