Browns TE Gary Barnidge suffered broken ribs in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.
Coach Mike Pettine said TE Gary Barnidge's rib injury is "much more serious than our other injuries."
Browns TE Gary Barnidge was forced from Cleveland's Week 13 game against the Jaguars with a rib injury.
Again filling in for Jordan Cameron (concussion), Gary Barnidge caught 2-of-4 targets for 46 yards in Cleveland's Week 10 win over the Bengals.
Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught a two-yard touchdown pass in Week 4 against the Bengals.
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.