Bryant was released the Browns shortly after pleading to misdemeanor drug charges Wednesday. The
Bryant was waived by the Browns on Monday after he finished serving a four-game suspension. With DeAndre Levy's (quadriceps) status for Week 5 still in question, Bryant could receive reps with the first-team defense, depending on how fast he picks up the playbook.
The Browns waived linebacker
Bryant is fresh off serving his four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy, but he will be returning for a team other than the Browns. Since being drafted in 2013, Bryant appeared in 31 games, recording 71 tackles and 8.5 sacks.
Bryant was indicted in February on felony drug charges and originally pleaded not guilty, but changed his stance Wednesday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges. As a result, the outside linebacker will receive 68 days probation which will expire on Oct. 3, the same day he is scheduled to return from his original four-game suspension. However, now that Bryant has changed his plea, his case will yet again be reviewed under the league's policies, potentially leading to a lengthier suspension. Bryant recorded 5.5 sacks in 14 games in 2015.
Armonty Bryant (suspension) will participate in the Cleveland Browns ' offseason program despite being suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season, Cleveland.com reports.
Bryant is not only suspended for the first quarter of this season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, but he was also indicted in February on felony drug charges. Despite those troubling off-field issues, Bryant will be with the Browns when their offseason program begins next month, even though his status with the team beyond then remains a bit more uncertain.
|8||10/30/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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