Coming off a breakout year, Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge has hit a stumbling block during the team's offseason program and had sports hernia surgery Thursday.
#Browns TE Gary Barnidge had sports hernia surgery and will be back for training camp Hue Jackson said— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 2, 2016
Coach Hue Jackson told reporters that Barnidge -- who had 44 career receptions from 2008-14 before racking up 79 for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns last season -- will be back in time for start of training camp in July. He reportedly had missed Wednesday's practice.
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In addition to putting up big numbers in 2015, Barnidge became known for making circus catches, including these: