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Bryant (wrist) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Bryant missed Cleveland's season opener while still recovering from wrist surgery, but will make his 2014 debut Sunday versus New Orleans. The defensive end's availability boosts the Browns' chances of putting pressure on Saints' quarterback Drew Brees.
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Bryant (wrist) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Bryant's status for the opener had been looking grim all along following preseason wrist surgery, leaving him with a "doubtful" tag heading into Sunday. As expected, he won't suit up, leaving extra reps for Phil Taylor, Armonty Bryant and Billy Winn on the defensive line.
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Bryant (wrist) is listed as "doubtful" for Sunday's season opener against the Steelers, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Bryant underwent mid-August wrist surgery, which has all along left his status for the opener in question. Fortunately, the Browns are deep on the defensive line, and will turn to the likes of Armonty Bryant, Billy Winn and Ishmaa'ily Kitchen to help fill the void.
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Bryant underwent wrist surgery Wednesday, leaving his status for the season opener in question, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Bryant remains without an exact timetable for return, but the Browns did say he won't be placed on injured reserve, so an early-season return seems likely. If he's unable to suit up for the Week 1 matchup against the Steelers, look for Phil Taylor to get the start, with Armonty Bryant to see increased work on the defensive line.
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Bryant was held out of Tuesday's practice with a wrist injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The Browns will hope the injury is just a minor setback for Bryant, who also missed the final four games of the 2013 season due to an irregular heartbeat. Bryant was cleared to resume his career in March and if he can quickly get past the wrist issue, he'll probably lock down a starting spot at defensive end without too much difficulty. The Harvard product notched 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his first season with the Browns.
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Brows RE Desmond Bryant (heart) has been participating fully in the team's offseason workout program.
Bryant was cleared last month after his first season in Cleveland was cut short by an irregular heartbeat. He later underwent a cardiac ablation. Bryant will be a fine fit in new coach Mike Pettine's attacking defense. He can push the pocket and plays stout run defense. He led the Browns with 32 pressures and hits in 2013.
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Browns RE Desmond Bryant has received full medical clearance after his 2013 season ended in December with an irregular heartbeat.
He'll be all systems go for OTAs. Bryant was having a respectable first season in Cleveland before the medical scare, with 3.5 sacks and 31 tackles through 12 games. He'll be a nice fit in new coach Mike Pettine's defense. Bryant is solid versus the run and can push the pocket from multiple alignments.
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Browns DE Desmond Bryant (reserve/NFI list) underwent a cardiac ablation for an irregular heartbeat on Friday.
Bryant is out indefinitely. Per the Mayo Clinic's website, cardiac ablation "works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that triggers an abnormal heart rhythm." We're guessing Bryant won't play again this year. If not, he will finish 2013 with 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He's been an elite run defender.
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Browns DE Desmond Bryant (heart condition) has been released from the hospital and is expected to play in Week 6 against the Lions.
Bryant left Thursday night's game due to an irregular heartbeat, but shouldn't miss any time going forward and is on track to be in the lineup next week. "He's fine, back to normal," coach Rob Chudzinski said. "We're taking precautions to make sure it doesn't happen again."
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Browns DE Desmond Bryant was forced from Cleveland's Week 5 game against the Bills with shortness of breath, and will not return.
He was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. The move was deemed "precautionary." Bryant had a big Week 1, but has been mostly quiet since. However, he did get to E.J. Manuel for two quarterback hits this evening. More than likely, Bryant will be fine for Week 6.