OC Norv Turner said "the guy people will be surprised about" is backup TE Gary Barnidge.
New Browns TE Gary Barnidge is expected to be a "role player" in Cleveland.
Browns agreed to terms with TE Gary Barnidge, formerly of the Panthers, on a three-year, $3.75 million contract.
The Browns are expected to sign free agent TE Gary Barnidge.
Coach Ron Rivera expects to use a committee at the No. 2 tight end spot.
Panthers GM Marty Hurney indicated that TE Gary Barnidge had a "great" training camp before breaking his ankle in late August last year.
The Panthers were "really high" on TE Gary Barnidge's potential as a downfield threat before he broke his ankle in the second preseason game last fall.
Panthers signed TE Gary Barnidge to a one-year contract extension.
Panthers placed TE Gary Barnidge (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera revealed that TE Gary Barnidge suffered a broken ankle in Friday night's preseason game.
The Gaston Gazette confirms that the Panthers will look "outside the organization" for a field-stretching, playmaking tight end.
Panthers TE Gary Barnidge (ribs) is probable to play against the Bengals this week.
Panthers TE Gary Barnidge was added to the injury report as limited with a rib injury.
Football Outsiders calls tight end Gary Barnidge the Panthers' second-best receiver.