Bryant was released by Arizona on Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Bryant had two separate stints with the Cardinals in 2016, playing a combined three games with the team and recording two tackles. He was likely buried on the team's depth chart and unlikely to have much of a role for the defense in 2017.
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 and is dealing with some serious depth issues in their injury-plagued secondary.
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.
The team made a series of moves on Tuesday, including putting two players on injured reserve, 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.
|P3||8/26/17||@ ATL||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ DEN||9:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
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|17||12/31/17||@ SEA||4:25 pm|