Bryant (suspension) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports. Bryant, who has already been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season, is slated to begin training camp on the PUP list. The 2013 seventh-rounder notched just five tackles through five games with the Lions last season, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the team's defense.
Bryant (undisclosed) re-signed with the Lions on Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports. Originally drafted by the Browns in the seventh round, Bryant played 36 games with the team before joining the Lions via waivers during the 2016 season. He recorded five tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble across five games with the club. He was ultimately placed on the IR due to an undisclosed injury. He figures to compete for a more solidified role providing depth at defensive end once training camp commences.
Bryant will be suspended for three games as a result of violating the league's substance-abuse policy back in 2015, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. The suspension is not a new infraction as Bryant won't be able to take the field again until Week 13, with the Lions bye week mixed in during that stretch. The reserve linebacker hasn't seen too much action on the defensive front this season, so his absence shouldn't have too much of an impact on the team.
Bryant (suspension) pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug charges on Wednesday and could have his four-game suspension prolonged, Scott Petra of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Bryant was indicted in February on felony drug charges and originally pleaded not guilty, but changed his stance on 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 schedule 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, which could potentially lead to a lengthier suspension. Bryant recorded 5.5 sacks in 14 games in 2015.
Bryant has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. Bryant's suspension comes after he was indicted last month on felony drug charges stemming from a December arrest in which he possessed Adderall, marijuana, oxycodone and a gun in his car. In addition to that alarming situation, Bryant will now be sidelined for the first quarter of the upcoming situation, compounding his tribulations at the moment.