If it were any other team in the National Football League we would consider this a surprising move, but given that it comes from the Cleveland Browns organization this seems more like par for the course.
On Friday the Browns seemingly cut ties with tight end Gary Barnidge when Barnidge himself posted a message on social media that appeared to be a farewell to the fans in the city of Cleveland. The move comes off the heels of the Browns decision to draft tight end David Njoku, however many felt the tandem of the two men would have been formidable indeed.
Now Barnidge, who is just one season removed from a 9 touchdown performance that came with a whopping 1,043 yards, is a free agent in the NFL, and you can bet there will be a number of teams picking up the phone.
More to come on this story.