Bryant (undisclosed) has reverted to the Lions' reserve/Non-Football Injury list, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports. Bryant was just cut with a non-football injury designation, but he'll technically get to stick with Detroit while not counting against the team's 90-man roster. He appeared in five games as a rookie last season, recording one 44-yard catch while drawing three targets.
Detroit cut Bryant (undisclosed) with a non-football injury designation Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Bryant saw minimal action with the Lions in 2020 as a depth tight end, hauling in one of three targets for 44 yards in five games. The Washington product has had a history of concussions that has kept him off the field, but his release appears to stem from a different injury concern. Assuming he can pass a physical at some point, Bryant should at least be able to get an invite to an NFL training camp this summer.
Bryant saw one target but did not catch a pass during Sunday's 37-35 loss to the Vikings. That makes three targets on the season for the undrafted rookie out of Washington whose rookie debut was delayed by a combination of hamstring and head injuries. Not seeing action until Week 13, Bryant at least showcased a bit of explosion in his limited playing time (7.0 offensive snaps per game) this year by catching one of them for a 44-yard gain in Week 15. However, with both T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James under contract through at least 2022, the majority of Bryant's value resides in dynasty formats for the time being.
Bryant caught one of two targets for 44 yards during Sunday's 46-25 loss to the Titans. Lining up in the slot, the 6-foot-2 tight end (who's really more of a receiver) made a nice grab down the seam that marked his first catch as a pro. With Detroit out of playoff contention and none of the Lions' top four receivers under contract beyond this season, it'll be interesting to see if the Lions give the rookie an extended look during the final two games of the campaign.
Bryant logged four offensive snaps during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Green Bay. Bryant saw another handful of snaps after logging five in his professional debut last week against the Bears. While there's a chance interim head coach Darrell Bevell might experiment with the rookie down the stretch, Bryant will need to see a big jump in playing time to be worthy of fantasy attention.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@Green Bay Packers||4||1.00|
|7||10/24||@Los Angeles Rams||16||5.00|
|18||01/09||Green Bay Packers||4||1.00|
|3 Year Avg||3||1||44||0||1||44.00||4|