December 10, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Browns sign tight end Gary Barnidge to contract extension
The Cleveland Browns signed veteran tight end Gary Barnidge to a contract extension, rewarding him for a career-best season. He has 60 catches, 817 yards and seven touchdowns. “It’s a tremendous honor that Cleveland has the faith in me," Barnidge said. "I want to be here whenever we turn this thing around. I know we haven’t had the season we wanted this year, but I’m looking forward to the future and getting everything turned around.” “This is good news for both Gary and the Cleveland Browns,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said. “Gary is someone that does things the right way, both on and off the field. He’s a true professional and we are excited to have him remain a Cleveland Brown.” “The way Gary goes about his business every single day sets a great example for all of our players,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said. “He is a testament of hard work, professionalism and a team-first mentality. I can’t say enough positive things about Gary Barnidge.” Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.