Tight Ends: C
It was once again a welcome sight to see Gary Barnidge gain large chunks of yardage through the air on Sunday. Following his best performance of 2016 last week in Cincinnati, the beloved Cleveland tight end turned in a productive outing this week.
Barnidge was the team’s third leading receiver, catching three passes for 42 yards. This includes a spectacular route and catch he made on Cleveland’s first play from scrimmage. Also, Barnidge blocked well when given the opportunity, but was more often running routes. It wasn’t his best afternoon overall, but it is no cause for concern for Browns fans.
Barnidge wasn’t the only Cleveland tight end to get extended playing time on Sunday though. Rookie Seth DeValve also played more than he ever has, as well as Randall Telfer. These tight ends were mostly used to block, but both were targeted and DeValve did have one reception for five yards. In the end, no Cleveland tight end really had affected the outcome either way in the game’s result.