The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly bringing former Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge in for a visit and workout on Tuesday, according to Mike Kaye of First Coast News.
The #Jaguars are bringing in former Pro Bowl TE Gary Barnidge for a Tuesday workout and visit, per league source.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) July 19, 2017
Barnidge, who will turn 32 towards the beginning of this season, was released by the Browns following the 2017 NFL Draft. Barnidge began his career with the Carolina Panthers, where he played for four years, before moving on to the Browns. In the 2015 season, he became a fantasy football darling and Pro Bowler by scoring nine touchdowns to go with 1,043 yards receiving. He followed that up in 2016 with more of a down year, scoring only twice with just over 600 yards receiving, as the Browns found themselves with the worst record in the league.
If the Jaguars did sign Barnidge, it would be a bit of a homecoming for the tight end: Barnidge’s hometown is Middleburg. The move would make sense for the Jaguars, given their average depth at the position, and the fact that they just traded away their starting tight end from the last two seasons.