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Gary Barnidge | Tight End

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Louisville
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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

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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

Coach Mike Pettine said TE Gary Barnidge's rib injury is "much more serious than our other injuries."

Barnidge took a helmet to the ribs during Sunday's loss at Buffalo. If Jordan Cameron (concussion) can't get cleared this week, the Browns will have to roll with Jim Dray and Ryan Taylor at tight end.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 09:57:00 AM

Browns TE Gary Barnidge was forced from Cleveland's Week 13 game against the Jaguars with a rib injury.

Barnidge was again filling in for Jordan Cameron (concussion). Injured on Cleveland's opening series, Barnidge was ruled out for the day after halftime. Jim Dray is running as the Browns' No. 1 tight end.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:29:00 PM

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.

Barnidge has four grabs in the past five days, but will remain off the fantasy radar even if Cameron isn't ready to return in Week 11.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:38:00 AM

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

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.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 05:57:00 PM

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