Gary Barnidge has his phone during a ready, though it isn’t ringing.
Two years after eclipsing 1,000 receiving yards while adding 9 touchdowns, a former Pro Bowl parsimonious finish is operative out on his possess though an NFL register to tumble behind on. But a miss of notifications on Barnidge’s phone doesn’t meant there aren’t vacancies during his position.
While it’s not surprising for teams to drive transparent of an aging parsimonious finish who was cut by a Cleveland Browns, it’s substantially usually as surprising for a Browns starter on offense to make a Pro Bowl.
That being said, a Baltimore Ravens benefaction a constrained box for posterior Barnidge. Dennis Pitta, who led all parsimonious ends with 86 receptions in 2016, spent 6 seasons in Baltimore before being cut final month after dislocating his hip. Darren Waller was dangling final week for during slightest one year for violating a league’s piece abuse policy.
Benjamin Watson is bum with an Achilles tendon damage and Maxx Williams had medicine this offseason. Crockett Gillmore and Nick Boyle — who total for 115 yards on 14 receptions final deteriorate — and Ryan Malleck — who a Ravens sealed after releasing Pitta — seem to be a Ravens’ best options during parsimonious finish during a moment.
But Barnidge, who visited the Bills final month, is watchful to see if a Ravens are interested.
“They have to call my agent. They know who to call and who to hit and all of that stuff,” Barnidge pronounced Thursday on Glenn Clark Radio. “I usually know we haven’t listened anything yet, that is fine.
“I am in no hurry. I’m staying in shape. I’m ready, I’ll be prepared when that call comes. I’m in no rush right now.”
Barnidge certified that his age competence be a derogator to intensity suitors. He will spin 32 on Sep 22. But he also forked out that his physique is fresher than it appears, carrying usually started 10 or some-more games 3 times in his nine-year career. The rest of his time was spent behind other parsimonious ends on a rosters in Carolina and Cleveland.
Whoever calls, Barnidge is austere that group is removing a actor it can count on.
“I have no problem being a No. 2 or whatever to assistance guys, though we also still consider we have a ability to be a No. 1,” Barnidge said. “A lot of people don’t know is that, my initial 7 years of my career, we don’t get to play a lot. we was always a second or third parsimonious end, usually personification special teams. So we don’t have a wear and rip on my physique or my legs.
“I’m still uninformed and good to go, and that’s what a lot of people don’t take into account.”