Former Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge hopes to resurrect his career after sitting out the 2017 season.

Barnidge told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday that he was "frustrated" by what he perceived as low-ball offers to play last season, claiming teams were unwilling to shell out an equitable salary to a 32-year-old.

"Teams view you like once you're an older guy, 'Oh, you're not worth as much. You can't succeed. You can't do that kind of stuff.' That's how they do it. That's not the truth," said Barnidge. "As I proved when I was 30, 31, I went to the Pro Bowl [in 2015] and put the two best years up in my career because I was given the opportunity to play.

"Teams try to take advantage of the situation. ... My numbers show what I can do."