Desmond Bryant
DL FA
3 months ago

Bryant was released by Cleveland on Tuesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant's release comes as quite the surprise, as he was expected to start for the Browns in 2017. The veteran missed nearly all of last season with a torn pectoral muscle but looked ready to go for the coming campaign. His release likely opens the door for Trevon Coley to join the starting line.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
4 months ago

Bryant practiced with the first-team defense during Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant missed the entirety of the 2016 season with a torn pectoral muscle but looks to be fully healthy after taking reps with the first-team defense on Wednesday for the first time since his injury. The 31-year-old defensive end isn't guaranteed a roster spot with the recent additions the Browns have made to the defensive line, but he's proven to be effective when healthy in the past.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
6 months ago

Bryant has returned to OTAs but will be eased back into work, Patrick Maks of the Browns' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant missed the entire 2016 season while on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle and wasn't active during the start of OTAs. He's a key member of the Browns' defensive line and his full return for the start of training camp would be an ideal circumstance for the defense.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
6 months ago

Bryant (chest) sat out Wednesday's OTA, Scott Petrak of The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant missed all of 2016 with a torn pectoral muscle and it's unclear if he's still dealing with that injury. He'll be looking to return to action as soon as he's healthy.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
1 year ago

Bryant (chest) has been placed on the injured reserve list and will sit out the entire season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Entering his eighth NFL season and fourth with the Browns, Bryant was a lock to start at defensive end after a 2015 campaign which saw him record a career-high and team-leading six sacks. The torn pectoral muscle he suffered earlier this month was originally thought to keep him out 4-to-6 months, making November the soonest possible return date. Rather than push his recovery in the hopes of a return the team decided it best to shut him down for the season. Carl Nassib appears first in line to replace Bryant, but John Hughes and Dylan Wynn could see some extra snaps as well.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
1 year ago

Bryant is likely done for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant's timetable for return is set at 4-to-6 months. Bryant led the Browns with six sacks, along with 24 solo tackles and nine assisted tackles. While Bryant is out, rookie Carl Nassib may be next in line to start at left defensive end.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
2 years ago

Bryant had two solo tackles and one assisted tackle, including a sack and a stuff in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant has 15 total tackles on the season, along with two sacks and four stuffs. He may not be taking the league by storm, but he is a reliable and solid player on a struggling Browns team.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
2 years ago

Bryant (shoulder) is active Sunday against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant was able to log 29 snaps Week 5 against Baltimore after sitting out back-to-back weeks, so he was fully expected to play in Week 6's home matchup against Denver. He should see plenty of work as a defensive end, but there are likely much safer IDP options out there.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
2 years ago

Bryant (shoulder) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant has sat out back-to-back weeks, but will return to the field Sunday in what will presumably be a starting defensive end role. The seven-year pro has logged just four combined tackles so far this season.

Desmond Bryant
DL FA
2 years ago

Bryant (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant's absence will adversely affect the Cleveland pass rush depth, and effectively bump John Hughes into a starting role. Rookie Xavier Cooper is also expected to be involved in the defensive scheme. After missing practice all week with a shoulder injury, Bryant will now look to return to the practice field in advance of Week 4's matchup with San Diego.