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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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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. Nov 28 - 5:11 PM

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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.
Nov 27 - 5:51 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.
Nov 23 - 9:43 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.
Nov 20 - 5:54 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.
Nov 11 - 12:52 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.
Nov 6 - 5:05 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 3-of-7 targets for 42 yards Week 8 against the Jets.

Barnidge looked to be on his way to a big day when he caught a 32-yard pass on the first play of the game, but he did not gain any yards on his only other catch of the first half and was held off the board until late in the fourth quarter. Barnidge could have saved his day in the dying seconds, but he was only able to get one foot inbounds in the end zone. Andrew Hawkins scored his tilt-inducing second touchdown on the next play. Despite the frustrating day, Barnidge will be a fringe TE1 against the Cowboys next week.
Oct 30 - 5:04 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 6-of-7 targets for 66 yards in the Browns' Week 7 loss to the Bengals.

He led the Browns in both receiving and targets. After Cody Kessler left early in the first half with a concussion, rookie UDFA Kevin Hogan predictably leaned heavily on Barnidge as his safety blanket. Barnidge has picked up his play after a slow start to the season, but he's still not seeing any scoring opportunities with Terrelle Pryor and Isaiah Crowell dominating those. Barnidge will be a borderline TE1/2 next week against the Jets. He has more value in PPR leagues.
Oct 23 - 5:46 PM

Gary Barnidge racked up three catches for 59 yards on five targets Sunday in the Browns' Week 6 loss to the Tians.

Barnidge was the recipient of a 43-yard deep ball from Cody Kessler in the first quarter. Unfortunately the rest of his afternoon was relatively quiet despite Cleveland spending most of the second half in catch-up mode. Barnidge has now endured an eight-game touchdown drought dating back to last season. He’ll straddle the TE1/2 borderline next week when the Browns travel to Cincinnati.
Oct 16 - 7:29 PM

Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) will play in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Titans.

It was the expected outcome for Barnidge, who was limited at all three practices this week. Barnidge was a fantasy stud last year but hasn't been much of a factor in 2016. So far he's reeled in 21 passes for 236 yards and no touchdowns. Even at a thin fantasy position, Barnidge isn't a must-start.
Oct 16 - 8:32 AM

Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) is questionable for Week 6 against the Titans.

Barnidge was limited all week, so he should be able to play. At less than 100 percent against a tougher interior defense, Barnidge is more of a TE1/2.
Oct 14 - 12:03 PM

Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

The Browns are just managing his reps. Barnidge will be a borderline TE1 Sunday in a plus matchup with Tennessee.
Oct 13 - 4:34 PM

Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

He should be fine for Week 6 against the Titans. Barnidge's targets have risen each week since seeing just two in Week 1. He's a borderline TE1/2.
Oct 12 - 3:27 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 5-of-8 targets for 76 yards in the Browns' Week 5 loss to the Patriots.

Barnidge led the Browns in both yards and targets on an afternoon where Cody Kessler went down in the first half with a rib/chest issue. Barnidge has quietly gone at least 5/57 in each of his past three games, but will be little more than a lower-end TE1 if Charlie Whitehurst is forced to start against the Titans in Week 6.
Oct 9 - 5:34 PM

Gary Barnidge caught seven passes for 57 yards in Week 4 against Washington.

Barnidge was Cleveland's leading receiver, but didn't have any red-zone looks. He was targeted behind Terrelle Pryor (9) and Duke Johnson (8). Barnidge has been solid despite Cody Kessler starting the last two weeks. He's on pace for 64 catches and 640 yards through the first month of the season.
Oct 2 - 5:26 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cody Kessler
2Josh McCown
3Kevin Hogan
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3George Atkinson III
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
WR11Corey Coleman
2Andrew Hawkins
3Ricardo Louis
WR21Terrelle Pryor
2Rashard Higgins
3Jordan Payton
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Randall Telfer
3Seth DeValve
LT1Joe Thomas
LG1Spencer Drango
2Alvin Bailey
C1Cameron Erving
2Gabe Ikard
RG1Jonathan Cooper
RT1Austin Pasztor
2Shon Coleman
K1Cody Parkey