Desmond Bryant DL CLE 7 Days

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.

Desmond Bryant DL CLE 15 Days

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.

Desmond Bryant DL CLE 4 Months

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.

Desmond Bryant DL CLE 6 Months

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.

Desmond Bryant DL CLE 9 Months

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.

Desmond Bryant DL CLE 11 Months

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."

Desmond Bryant DL CLE 11 Months

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.

Desmond Bryant DL CLE 12 Months

Browns DE Desmond Bryant had two sacks, four quarterback hits and one batted pass in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Dolphins.

The Browns got a steal when they gave Bryant a five-year, $34 million contract in free agency. He helped them completely suffocate the running game on Sunday as Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas combined for 17 yards on 18 carries, and also had half of the team's four sacks. This Cleveland front seven is not going to be something for fantasy owners to mess with. Expect a pass-heavy attack from Joe Flacco and the Ravens in Week 2.

Desmond Bryant DL CLE Apr 08 '13

The Raiders "badly" wanted to re-sign DL Desmond Bryant before he inked a five-year, $34 million deal with the Browns.

An on-the-rise pass defensive lineman who just turned 27, Bryant is the exact kind of player the rebuilding Raiders shouldn't have let get away, but they have just $75 million to spend for 2013 thanks to an incomprehensible $48 million in dead money. Bryant was scooped up on the first day of free agency. He also drew interest from the 49ers.

Desmond Bryant DL CLE Mar 12 '13

Browns signed DL Desmond Bryant, formerly of the Raiders, to a five-year, $34 million contract.

We love it. The deal includes a whopping $15 million guaranteed. Bryant shows a relentless motor, can both rush the passer and stuff the run, possesses scheme versatility at 6-foot-6, 300 with athleticism, and played his college ball at Harvard. Cleveland's 3-4 front seven is coming together with Bryant and Ahtyba Rubin likely on the ends, Phil Taylor at nose tackle, and Paul Kruger and Jabaal Sheard as rush 'backers. The inside linebackers project to be D'Qwell Jackson and James-Michael Johnson. Looks good to us.