Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 10. HC Mike Pettine said that McCown would start if he’s healthy enough to play and is active on Sunday, but he’s keeping the starter secret to maintain a competitive advantage. If he’s back under center, it would be an upgrade for the entire passing game, including Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Johnny Manziel is “likely to start” against the Steelers.
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs) took limited practice reps again Thursday. HC Mike Pettine said that McCown would start if he’s healthy enough to play, and it looks like he’s moving in that direction. If he’s back under center, it would be an upgrade for the entire passing game, including Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm
Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs) took limited practice reps Wednesday. HC Mike Pettine said that McCown would start if he’s healthy enough to play, and it looks like he’s moving in that direction. If he’s back under center, it would be an upgrade for the entire passing game, including Travis Benjamin, Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson.
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Browns QB Josh McCown (right shoulder, ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 8. McCown is expected to start per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. This is great news for Duke Johnson and Gary Barnidge, who have both thrived with McCown under center.
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Browns TE Gary Barnidge (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Barnidge should be able to play against the Rams. He has five touchdowns and 35 targets in the last four games.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm
Four games into the 2015 season, and it’s already safe to say Gary Barnidge is having a career year.
Barnidge tied his career high in receptions for a second straight week and made the rounds on Vine, Twitter and other social media platforms with a highlight-reel catch that helped the Browns tie the score late in San Diego. His 1-yard touchdown catch with a little more than 2 minutes to play was his second in as many weeks and provided yet another example of his sure hands on a day in which he caught everything that was thrown in his direction.
Without Barnidge’s six catches for 75 yards and a touchdown, the Browns might not have been in a position to win the game with a few minutes left on the clock. Barnidge made all of his catches in the first and fourth quarters and every one of them came on Browns scoring drives. His 15-yarder on third-and-20 early in the fourth quarter came up short of the first down, but it made for a much more manageable 40-yard field goal attempt, which Travis Coons nailed, the story said. He's now on the fantasy radar as well, posting back-to-back huge statistical days with a total of 16 targets the last two weeks.
Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:40pm
This year, TE Jordan Cameron is in Miami and the Browns are piecing together a tight end group that includes returnees Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray along with newcomers Rob Housler, signed in free agency, and E.J. Bibbs, an undrafted rookie out of Iowa State, among others.
"Our group of tight ends all complement each other," Barnidge said after practice on Monday. "We all can do everything that we're asked to do."
The tight ends were busy on Monday. But some of the key plays were the deep passes that Barnidge caught. It was something that Cameron offered the offense when he was out on the field. Barnidge, Dray and Housler don't have the hands or the athletic ability of Cameron, but if they can stretch the field -- even just a little, it would be enormous for this passing attack.
Browns HC Mike Pettine broke the tight end group down this way: “We really have two different types of tight ends. The ‘Y’ is more the on the ball, blocker type where that’s [Jim Dray] and [Gary Barnidge]. The F is more of a move type, off the ball, more of a wing. You can flex him out some. Gary is kind of a ‘tweener.’ He can do both. We just like the depth in the room. We have three guys that they’re not identical skillsets there. There’s some overlap. Gary, like I said, is kind of both. Jim is more towards the ideal ‘Y,’ and [Rob Housler] is more the ideal ‘F.’”
Housler could be fantasy relevant if he sees starter snaps as a move tight end. He wasn’t given much to do in Bruce Arians’ offense while in Arizona, but he has a good skill set for a "move" tight end.
Housler, 27, recorded 84 catches and 871 yards from 2012 through 2013, but he saw limited targets in 15 games for the Arizona Cardinals last season, with only nine receptions and 129 yards.
Housler has one career touchdown in 55 games. He has elite speed for his position, recording a 4.46-second 40-yard dash at the 2011 NFL combine, helping him secure a third-round selection in that year's draft.
The Browns were in need of help at the position after Jordan Cameron signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins earlier this offseason. The Browns' current depth chart at tight end also includes Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge, who combined for 30 catches and 398 yards and zero touchdowns, so Housler has a chance to emerge as the team's TE1. This isn't likely to make him a fantasy starter, however.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm
Browns TE Gary Barnidge (rib, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 14. Jim Dray would likely draw the most work if Jordan Cameron is also out.
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm
Browns TE Gary Barnidge (rib) missed practice again Thursday.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm
Browns TE Gary Barnidge (rib) did not practice Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:07pm
With Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron dealing with an injured shoulder, the Browns swiped tight end Gerell Robinson away from the practice squad of the Denver Broncos and signed him to their active roster Tuesday.
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