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Gary Barnidge | Tight End

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Louisville
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Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught a two-yard touchdown pass in Week 4 against the Bengals.
A special teamer and Cleveland's second tight end behind Jordan Cameron, Barnidge has two catches for 11 yards and the lone touchdown through four games. Sun, Sep 29, 2013 04:39:00 PM

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OC Norv Turner said "the guy people will be surprised about" is backup TE Gary Barnidge.

Starter Jordan Cameron was nursing a slightly pulled hamstring during minicamp, so Barnidge got a chance to run with the starters. It's something to keep an eye on in case Cameron misses regular season games at any point. Barnidge is 6'5/250 with reasonable athletic skills. We know the tight end spot is going to be a featured position in the Turner/Rob Chudzinski offense.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:09:00 AM

New Browns TE Gary Barnidge is expected to be a "role player" in Cleveland.

Barnidge signed a three-year, $3.75 million deal indicative of a special teams player and backup tight end. While he has athleticism and size at 6-foot-5, 247, Barnidge won't be under consideration for a featured pass-catching role.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 10:10:00 PM

Browns agreed to terms with TE Gary Barnidge, formerly of the Panthers, on a three-year, $3.75 million contract.

Barnidge knows coach Rob Chudzinski from their days together in Carolina. He'll assume the blocking tight end role vacated by free agent Alex Smith. Barnidge has just 18 career catches in five seasons.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 02:47:00 PM

The Browns are expected to sign free agent TE Gary Barnidge.

This one makes perfect sense. Barnidge was previously with current Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski in Carolina and is a versatile No. 2/3 tight end. Cleveland won't stop here as they continue to rebuild their offense around the Chud's favorite position.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Coach Ron Rivera expects to use a committee at the No. 2 tight end spot.

Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski likes to use two-tight end sets, but may be forced to do that less with Jeremy Shockey gone. The No. 2 spot will be filled by Gary Barnidge, blocker Ben Hartsock and H-back Mike Tolbert.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 11:49:00 AM

Panthers GM Marty Hurney indicated that TE Gary Barnidge had a "great" training camp before breaking his ankle in late August last year.

"He really looked like he fit into (OC Rob Chudzinki's) system well," said Hurney. Although the Panthers haven't closed the door on Jeremy Shockey, they want to give Barnidge a chance to earn the No. 2 job. A seam stretcher, Barnidge has a major speed and athleticism edge at this point in Shockey's career.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 03:51:00 PM

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.

We've been impressed with Barnidge's speed and receiving skills in what little playing time he's earned over the past four years. Beat writer Steve Reed suggests Barnidge's potential is a major reason why free agent Jeremy Shockey has not been re-signed in Carolina.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 09:50:00 AM

Panthers signed TE Gary Barnidge to a one-year contract extension.

Barnidge didn't play a down this season after breaking his ankle during the preseason, but the Panthers want to give him a chance to compete for a roster spot next summer. After hauling in 12 catches for 242 yards in 2009, Barnidge was held without a catch in 2010 as he was used as a blocker and on special teams.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 05:57:00 PM

Panthers placed TE Gary Barnidge (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Barnidge broke his ankle in the second preseason game. He was a poor bet to make the team after the Panthers added Jeremy Shockey and Greg Olsen this offseason.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 12:17:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera revealed that TE Gary Barnidge suffered a broken ankle in Friday night's preseason game.

Rivera gave no timetable for Barnidge to return, and he looks to be a candidate for injured reserve. Barnidge was buried on the depth chart after Carolina acquired Jeremy Shockey, Greg Olsen, and Ben Hartsock at tight end.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 11:05:00 PM

The Gaston Gazette confirms that the Panthers will look "outside the organization" for a field-stretching, playmaking tight end.

Beat writer Steve Reed mentions free agents Zach Miller and Owen Daniels, although Miller will probably get the Raiders' transition tag. Holdovers Jeff King and Dante Rosario aren't signed for 2011, and Gary Barnidge has hardly played. Since the Panthers don't have a second-round pick, they could look at someone like Luke Stocker (Tennessee) at the top of round three.
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 10:56:00 AM

Panthers TE Gary Barnidge (ribs) is probable to play against the Bengals this week.

Expect Barnidge to handle his usual No. 3 tight end role. He's yet to catch a pass this season.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 12:24:00 PM

Panthers TE Gary Barnidge was added to the injury report as limited with a rib injury.

The team's best pass-catching tight end remains a non-factor on offense, playing behind Jeff King and Dante Rosario.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 01:24:00 PM

Football Outsiders calls tight end Gary Barnidge the Panthers' second-best receiver.

Barnidge, a fifth-round pick in 2008, clearly has significant talent as a pass-catcher. But the Panthers have been very hesitant to use him and he had just 12 catches a year ago. Barnidge remains on the Dynasty radar as a stash candidate in case the Panthers start utilizing his skills.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 09:47:00 AM

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5Isaiah Crowell
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2Chris Ogbonnaya
3Ray Agnew
WR11Miles Austin
2Nate Burleson
3Charles Johnson
4Jonathan Krause
5Taylor Gabriel
WR21Andrew Hawkins
2Anthony Armstrong
3Travis Benjamin
4Willie Snead
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WR31Nate Burleson
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Jim Dray
3Gary Barnidge
4Emmanuel Ogbuehi
5Martell Webb
K1Billy Cundiff