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Gary Barnidge | Tight End

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Louisville
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Gary Barnidge snagged six of eight targets for 65 yards in the Browns' Week 10 loss to the Steelers.
Barnidge had caught just three passes in Johnny Manziel’s previous two starts but he came alive on Sunday. Manziel hit Barnidge with a 17-yard dart in the second quarter and connected with him again on the very next play for a gain of 18. Both completions came on play-action. Barnidge then delivered an over the shoulder catch for a seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. A late bloomer, Barnidge has settled in as a weekly top-five tight end in fantasy. He’ll get a nice matchup against Baltimore’s leaky secondary after Cleveland’s bye week. Nov 15 - 5:08 PM

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Gary Barnidge recorded two catches for 35 yards on seven targets in the Browns' Week 9 loss to the Bengals.

It’s hard for someone who’s 6’6 and 250 pounds to be invisible but that’s exactly what Barnidge was on Thursday night. Both of his catches came in the first half. Barnidge has caught just three passes in Johnny Manziel’s two starts this season. We fully expect Barnidge to shrug off Thursday’s clunker and return to TE1 status next week against the Steelers.
Nov 6 - 12:19 AM

Gary Barnidge caught 7-of-11 targets for 53 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' Week 8 loss to the Cardinals.

The Cardinals came into Sunday allowing the fewest fantasy points to tight ends. But as he's done all year, Barnidge continues to prove that he's matchup-proof. He led the Browns in targets and beat S Tony Jefferson on a back-shoulder fade early for a three-yard touchdown. At the season's midway point, Barnidge is on pace to catch 80 passes for 1,134 yards and 12 scores on 118 targets. He legitimately might be the No. 2 tight end behind Rob Gronkowski. Next up for Barnidge and the Browns is the Bengals on Thursday night for Week 9.
Nov 1 - 4:43 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 6-of-7 targets for 101 yards in the Browns' Week 7 loss to the Rams.

Another day at the office for Barnkowski ... err, Barnidge. He continues to produce, even in tough matchups like Sunday. Barnidge's highlight-reel catch was on a high pass from Josh McCown that Barnidge leaped for and tipped in the air to himself. If Barnidge isn't scoring touchdowns, he's putting up yards and vice-versa. He's a locked-in TE1 for Week 8 against Arizona.
Oct 25 - 5:09 PM

Gary Barnidge (ankle) practiced fully on Friday and is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Rams.

Barnidge was never in danger of missing Sunday's game. The veteran has seen nine or more targets in three of his last four outings. Pencil him in as a top-five tight end for Week 7.
Oct 23 - 4:16 PM

Gary Barnidge (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

The out-of-nowhere breakout player will be good to go against the Rams. Against all odds, Barnidge is locked in as a high-end TE1.
Oct 22 - 4:27 PM

Gary Barnidge (ankle) is expected to play Week 7 against the Rams.

Barnidge was limited on Wednesday, but there was never any real doubt about his status for Week 7. Despite a tough matchup, Barnidge will remain a mid-range TE1 against the Rams.
Oct 22 - 11:49 AM

Gary Barnidge (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Barnidge suffered the injury in Sunday's loss. There's been nothing to suggest he'll miss time. Barnidge is a mid-range TE1 for Week 7 against the Rams.
Oct 21 - 4:46 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 3-of-9 targets for 39 yards and two touchdowns in the Browns' 26-23, Week 6 overtime loss to the Broncos.

"Big Play Barnidge" now has five touchdowns on the season after entering 2015 with three in his seven-year career. He wasn't very efficient on Sunday, as Josh McCown was under constant pressure, but Barnidge made his catches count with 11- and 14-yard scores. On his 11-yard touchdown, Barnidge beat ILB Danny Trevathan on a corner route in the end zone. His second score, Barnidge beat zone coverage when the safety passed Barnidge off to nobody, leaving him wide open in the back of the end zone. He's proving to be a legit TE1 as a red-zone option. Barnidge gets a stingy Rams defense on the road Week 7.
Oct 18 - 5:01 PM

Gary Barnidge secured 8-of-10 targets for 139 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

His highlight was an 18-yard circus-catch touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Barnidge has secured a major role in Cleveland's passing offense and seems to be gaining trust with Josh McCown more and more as the weeks go by. Even against a tough Broncos defense, Barnidge has earned every-week TE1 treatment entering Week 6. He's hit or exceeded 75 yards in three straight games.
Oct 11 - 5:16 PM

Gary Barnidge secured 6-of-6 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 4 loss to San Diego.

It almost defies belief that Barnidge is breaking out at age 30 after bouncing around the NFL, but he's become a legitimately featured portion of Cleveland's passing attack. With six catches in back-to-back games, Barnidge warrants streamer consideration entering a Week 5 date with the Ravens.
Oct 4 - 7:53 PM

Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught 6-of-10 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Raiders.

The Raiders got shredded by Tyler Eifert and Crockett Gillmore in Weeks 1 and 2. On Sunday, journeyman tight end Barnidge set career highs across the board, repeatedly flaming Oakland's leaky linebackers and safeties. The good news for Martellus Bennett is the Bears play the Raiders next. We're skeptical Barnidge can maintain any kind of consistency in the Browns' passing game. Keep in mind Josh McCown had over 50 dropbacks on Sunday. That won't happen very often.
Sep 27 - 5:34 PM

Gary Barnidge is the early favorite to start for the Browns at tight end.

Barnidge is a solid veteran who can help out as a blocker, but he has 44 receptions in 92 career games. Cleveland brought in Rob Housler to be its receiving option, but he has struggled in camp and is firmly on the roster bubble. With serious questions at wide receiver, the Browns need to find a passing-game weapon at tight end.
Aug 17 - 10:13 AM

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 14.

With Jordan Cameron questionable for Sunday, it leaves Jim Dray and Ryan Taylor as the only healthy tight ends. The Browns didn't sign or promote anyone from the practice squad, suggesting that Cameron will return this week.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Browns TE Gary Barnidge suffered broken ribs in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.

With only four games remaining, Barnidge could be placed on injured reserve. Ryan Taylor will take over as the No. 2 tight end if Jordan Cameron (concussion) doesn't return this week.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:55:00 AM

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