Bryant signed a contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Bryant was with the Cardinals earlier in November, but only played in two games before being released by the team. Most recently, he's been working with the Giants' practice squad, but due to his familiarity with the Cardinals' playbook, they'll bring him back to their active roster and he could see some time Sunday against the Rams considering Arizona is already out of the playoff hunt.
Bryant (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons. With Bryant ruled out due to a groin issue, D.J. Swearinger will be the primary backup at safety in Week 12. Bryant's next chance to return will be next week against Washington.
Bryant was promoted to the Cardinals' active roster on Tuesday. The team made a series of moves on Tuesday, including putting two players on IR, effectively opening up a spot for Bryant. A 2014 seventh round pick, Bryant has failed to find a true spot on an NFL roster, but will hope to make an impact on the Cardinals' defense and special teams this season.
The Rams have issued a series of cuts to reach the mandated roster of limit of 53 for the regular season. Those on the offensive side of the ball are wide receivers Emory Blake, Austin Franklin and Justin Veltung, linemen Sean Hooey, Mitchell Van Dyk, Travis Bond and Brandon Washington, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Brad Smelley. Defenders now gone are linemen Kourtnei Brown, Matt Conrath and Deantre Harlan, defensive backs Christian Bryant, Darren Woodard, Avery Cunningham and Greg Reid and linebackers Aaron Hill, Etienne Sabino, Phillip Seward and Lawrence Wilson. The Rams also placed wideout Stedman Bailey on the reserved/suspended list.
The Rams put safety Christian Bryant (ankle) and defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks on the non-football injury list. They can be removed at any time and start practicing.