Gary Barnidge Fantasy News

Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:40pm - [Full Article]

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.

Pettine: Rob Housler is the 'ideal' move tight end

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:17am

ESPN - [Full Article]

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.’”

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Browns sign TE Rob Housler

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:50pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cleveland Browns are getting tight end help, signing Rob Housler to a one-year deal on Thursday.

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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 - [Full Article]

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.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Robinson will be relied on to provide depth, especially if Cameron misses time. The Browns would start either Jim Dray or Gary Barnidge in Cameron's absence.

Friday, September 6, 2013, 6:25pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 6:42pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (shoulder) was removed from the injury report Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 7:16pm

Browns TE Gary Barnidge (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.

Jordan Cameron slated to start for Browns

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 10:13pm - [Full Article]

Browns HC Rob Chudzinski and OC Norv Turner know tight ends, with Chud having played the position at the University of Miami and the two of them coaching Pro Bowlers Antonio Gates and Kellen Winslow. They've identified Jordan Cameron as their starter for 2013, with Kellen Davis and Gary Barnidge playing reserve roles. Expect Cameron to take a big step this year and have plenty of production in this tight-end friendly offense.

Fantasy Impact:

Keep in mind the Browns also signed big WR David Nelson who could play some "move" tight end as well. Regardless, Cameron will be a sleeper (a fantasy TE2-type) in Cleveland's TE-friendly offense.

TE Jordan Cameron likely to start for the Browns

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:41am - [Full Article]

The Browns signed tight ends Kellen Davis and Gary Barnidge this offseason. They consider Jordan Cameron the favorite to start at tight end with Davis and Barnidge providing depth.

Fantasy Impact:

If he starts, Cameron will be a sleeper in Norv Turner's TE-friendly offense, though he'll need to improve his 47.6% Catch % (2nd-lowest among TEs with at least 36 targets).

Sunday, December 5, 2010, 3:27pm

Panthers Inactives
CB Chris Gamble
G Travelle Wharton
S Gerald Alexander
LB Abdul Hodge
C Chris Morris
DT Andre Neblett
TE Gary Barnidge
WR David Clowney
3rd QB: Brian St. Pierre

Thursday, September 2, 2010, 9:08am

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

A look at the Carolina Panthers tight ends:

Keep: Jeff King, Dante Rosario, Gary Barnidge. Cut: Jamie Petrowski.

This has been the lineup since day one, with injury the only thing changing it. Gives them a nice group of tight ends with complementary skills, but King’s clearly the lead dog in this pack.

Friday, November 6, 2009, 6:19pm


Panthers TE Dante Rosario (knee questionable) did not practice Friday. He looks unlikely to play this weekend. Gary Barnidge will see extra snaps.

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