Gary Barnidge, TE

  • 6'6"
  • 250
  • 32
  • 10 years
  • Louisville
  • 2008 R5 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2008 CAR 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 CAR 16 21 21 12 242 20.2 0 0 0 0 0 242 0 0 2 0
2010 CAR 16 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CAR 16 6 6 6 78 13.0 1 0 0 0 0 78 1 0 0 1
2013 CLE 16 18 18 13 127 9.8 2 0 0 0 0 127 2 0 0 2
2014 CLE 13 25 25 13 156 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0
2015 CLE 16 125 125 79 1043 13.2 9 0 0 0 0 1043 9 0 10 8
  Avg 16 36 36 22 282 13.2 2 0 0 0 0 376 4 0 2 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 CLE 16 82 82 55 612 11.1 2 0 0 0 0 612 2 0 5 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/10/2017 10:16am ET

    Free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) could be an option for the Buffalo Bills if he is willing to accept the veteran minimum, in the opinion of BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge is looking for a starting role with a team and may need to wait until training camp before signing with a team. He probably will be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues. Charles Clay likely will be the starting tight end for the Bills this season and can be a No. 2 option for owners.

  • Posted: 6/1/2017 7:06am ET

    Free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) hasn't signed with a team because he's holding out to land a starting spot.

    Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 32-year-old put together a breakout 79-1,043-9 season in 2015, but he struggled, as did the entire Browns offense last season. He could still land in a spot to make him worth a high-end TE2 spot on your fantasy roster.

  • Posted: 5/30/2017 9:28am ET

    Free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) recently spoke with the Denver Broncos and did the same earlier with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has already reportedly visited the Buffalo Bills, according to Sirius XM NFL Radio.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge obviously is holding out hope to be a team's No. 1 tight end, but his market has been slow to develop. It's unlikely that chance would come in Denver, where the Broncos like A.J. Derby and just drafted Michigan's Jake Butt. He'd have a much better opportunity to start in Jacksonville or Buffalo and would be a serviceable fantasy TE2 in either location.

  • Posted: 5/3/2017 5:13pm ET

    Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) may meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge is receiving interest from several teams, so he should find a new team in the near future. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he decides to sign with the Jaguars but likely would be a No. 2 tight end if he signs with Carolina.

  • Posted: 5/3/2017 9:23am ET

    Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) has two more visits planned for next week after visiting Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, May 3.

    Huddle Up: It was a pretty sure bet Barnidge would land on his feet pretty quickly, and this would seem to confirm he'll find a new team sooner than later. The 31-year-old probably will probably never repeat his breakout 2015 campaign, but he could potentially find his way into low-end TE1 value this season if he finds the right landing spot.

  • Posted: 5/3/2017 5:54am ET

    Free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) is visiting the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, May 3.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge's production fell off a cliff last season after his breakout 79-1,043-9 season in 2015. He had 55 grabs for 612 yards and two scores, and he's probably somewhere in between those two in his age-32 season. He'll be a low-end TE1 with some rebound potential.

  • Posted: 4/28/2017 12:23pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge was released Friday, April 28.

    Huddle Up: Miami (Fla.) TE David Njoku is obviously the future in Cleveland, and the Browns needed less than 24 hours to decide that would be the case. The 31-year-old Barnidge should find another team in short order, while Njoku will probably split time with Seth DeValve early on until Cleveland is ready to trust him full-time. The 20-year-old Njoku is probably too raw to be worthy of redraft consideration in 2017, but he is a very intriguing late first-round option in rookie drafts.

  • Posted: 4/28/2017 11:01am ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge has been informed he will be released, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Although the Browns drafted from Miami (Fla.) TE David Njoku last night, this news comes as a bit of a surprise and basically opens the door for the raw rookie to start right away if he shows enough in camp. The 31-year-old Barnidge is one year removed from a Pro Bowl nod and finished with 55 catches a season ago, so it shouldn't take long for him to find a new gig.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 2:10pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge racked up five receptions for a team-high 42 yards in the Week 16 game against the San Diego Chargers on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge was a giant disappointment this season from a fantasy perspective thanks to just one visit to the end zone. That touchdown came in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team's Week 17 opponent.

  • Posted: 11/28/2016 3:40pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (knee) tweaked his knee in Week 12 and was limited in his snaps, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge usually plays better with Josh McCown at quarterback, but the knee ailment obviously impacted his play. Barnidge has regressed this season, largely due to erratic quarterback play, and he should be viewed as a TE2 going forward.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 8:33pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge managed just one reception for 11 yards on three targets in the Week 12 game against the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge was a Top 10 fantasy tight end in most formats last season, but he has been a complete bust this year. If you have stuck it out with Barnidge in your fantasy league you will need a replacement in Week 13 since he is on a bye.

  • Posted: 11/6/2016 2:31pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught three passes for 23 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge has been pretty consistent so far this season but could lose some targets with Corey Coleman back in the lineup. Barnidge probably should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 7:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge managed three receptions for 42 yards in the Week 8 game against the New York Jets. He was targeted seven times.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge has taken a big step back after his breakout performance last season. Now that Josh McCown is back from injury perhaps Barnidge will re-emerge as a TE1, but treat him more as a TE2 until further notice.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 1:48pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught six passes for 66 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge has still not been able find the end zone but has been posting solid numbers no matter which quarterback is throwing to him. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues and has more value in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 9:28am ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) is officially active for the team's Week 6 game.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge has caught at least five passes in each of the last three games and has at least 57 yards in each of the games. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 6:22am ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) will play in Week 6's game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge was listed as questionable on the most recent edition of the injury report and took part in practice on a limited basis throughout the week. He should be viewed as a low-end TE1 regardless of who the quarterback is.

  • Posted: 10/14/2016 4:14pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge was limited during practice all week but should be able to play in Week 6. He has posted decent numbers no matter which quarterback is starting, which makes him a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/13/2016 6:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge has a steady role in Cleveland's passing game and is a low-end TE1 against Tennessee in Week 6.

  • Posted: 10/12/2016 2:25pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (forearm, hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge should be able to play in Week 6 even though he is limited this week. He has been a solid part of the team's passing game with 236 yards in five games. Barnidge should be a low-end No. 1 tight end no matter who starts at quarterback.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 6:48pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge picked up five receptions for 66 yards on six targets in the Week 3 overtime loss against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge was drafted as a Top 10 option at his position, but Sunday's game was the first time he resembled a TE1. With a young quarterback with a smaller passing radius, Barnidge should figure in prominently in future weeks.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 3:00pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught four passes for 37 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Barnidge did not catch a pass in Week 1 but did catch four of his five targets this week. He will have a role in the passing game moving forward but may not be a weekly starting option for owners.

  • Posted: 8/2/2016 10:55pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (hernia) is on track to play in Week 1 at the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Browns tight ends coach Greg Seamon. Barnidge's work ethic was praised by Seamon, who noted Cleveland has a plan to get the tight end ready for opening day.

    Huddle Up: The injury has thrown up a summer hurdle for the tight end surprise of 2015 -- one of several signals that the encore won't go nearly as swimmingly.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @PHI 2 0 0 0
2 BAL 5 4 37 0
3 @MIA 6 5 66 0
4 @WAS 7 7 57 0
5 NE 8 5 76 0
6 @TEN 5 3 59 0
7 @CIN 7 6 66 0
8 NYJ 7 3 42 0
9 DAL 3 3 23 0
10 @BAL 4 1 8 0
11 PIT 6 2 23 1
12 NYG 3 1 11 0
14 CIN 5 3 27 0
15 @BUF 3 2 35 0
16 LAC 6 5 42 0
17 @PIT 5 5 40 1

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @NYJ 5 3 38 0
2 TEN 1 1 17 0
3 OAK 10 6 105 1
4 @LAC 6 6 75 1
5 @BAL 10 8 139 1
6 DEN 9 3 39 2
7 @LAR 7 6 101 0
8 ARI 11 7 53 1
9 @CIN 7 2 35 0
10 @PIT 8 6 65 1
12 BAL 11 7 91 0
13 CIN 8 5 59 0
14 SF 7 5 84 1
15 @SEA 4 3 29 1
16 @KC 8 3 47 0
17 PIT 13 8 66 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @PIT 2 1 13 0
2 NO 4 4 41 0
3 BAL 0 0 0 0
5 @TEN 0 0 0 0
6 PIT 0 0 0 0
7 @JAC 1 0 0 0
8 OAK 1 0 0 0
9 TB 4 2 16 0
10 @CIN 4 2 46 0
11 HOU 5 1 11 0
12 @ATL 3 2 23 0
13 @BUF 1 1 6 0
17 @BAL 0 0 0 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 MIA 1 1 9 0
2 @BAL 0 0 0 0
3 @MIN 0 0 0 0
4 CIN 1 1 2 0
5 BUF 1 1 2 0
6 DET 3 2 6 0
7 @GB 1 0 0 0
8 @KC 1 1 3 0
9 BAL 1 1 4 1
11 @CIN 1 1 12 0
12 PIT 0 0 0 0
13 JAC 0 0 0 0
14 @NE 2 2 49 1
15 CHI 1 1 17 0
16 @NYJ 4 2 23 0
17 @PIT 1 0 0 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @TB 0 0 0 0
2 NO 0 0 0 0
3 NYG 0 0 0 0
4 @ATL 0 0 0 0
5 SEA 0 0 0 0
7 DAL 0 0 0 0
8 @CHI 1 1 7 0
9 @WAS 1 1 13 0
10 DEN 1 1 8 0
11 TB 0 0 0 0
12 @PHI 1 1 24 1
13 @KC 0 0 0 0
14 ATL 1 1 6 0
15 @LAC 1 1 20 0
16 OAK 0 0 0 0
17 @NO 0 0 0 0

2010 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @NYG 2 0 0 0
2 TB 0 0 0 0
3 CIN 0 0 0 0
4 @NO 0 0 0 0
5 CHI 0 0 0 0
7 SF 0 0 0 0
8 @LAR 0 0 0 0
9 NO 2 0 0 0
10 @TB 0 0 0 0
11 BAL 3 0 0 0
12 @CLE 0 0 0 0
13 @SEA 0 0 0 0
14 ATL 1 0 0 0
15 ARI 0 0 0 0
16 @PIT 0 0 0 0
17 @ATL 1 0 0 0

2009 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 PHI 0 0 0 0
2 @ATL 0 0 0 0
3 @DAL 0 0 0 0
5 WAS 0 0 0 0
6 @TB 0 0 0 0
7 BUF 6 3 77 0
8 @ARI 4 1 7 0
9 @NO 4 3 46 0
10 ATL 1 0 0 0
11 MIA 2 2 46 0
12 @NYJ 1 1 4 0
13 TB 0 0 0 0
14 @NE 1 1 7 0
15 MIN 2 1 55 0
16 @NYG 0 0 0 0
17 NO 0 0 0 0

2008 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @LAC 0 0 0 0
3 @MIN 0 0 0 0
4 ATL 0 0 0 0
5 KC 0 0 0 0
6 @TB 0 0 0 0
7 NO 0 0 0 0
8 ARI 0 0 0 0
10 @OAK 1 0 0 0
11 DET 0 0 0 0
12 @ATL 0 0 0 0
13 @GB 0 0 0 0
14 TB 0 0 0 0
15 DEN 0 0 0 0
16 @NYG 0 0 0 0
17 @NO 0 0 0 0
P2 ARI 0 0 0 0

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