Bryant was released by Cleveland on Tuesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bryant's release comes as quite the surprise, as he was expected to start for the Browns in 2017. The veteran missed nearly all of last season with a torn pectoral muscle but looked ready to go for the coming campaign. His release likely opens the door for Trevon Coley to join the starting line.
Bryant practiced with the first-team defense during Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bryant missed the entirety of the 2016 season with a torn pectoral muscle but looks to be fully healthy after taking reps with the first-team defense Wednesday for the first time since his injury. The 31-year-old defensive end isn't guaranteed a roster spot with the recent additions the Browns have made to the defensive line, but he's proven to be effective when healthy in the past.
Bryant (pectoral) has returned to OTAs but will be eased back into work, Patrick Maks of the Browns' official site reports.
Bryant missed the entire 2016 season while on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle and wasn't active during the start of OTAs. He's a key member of the Browns' defensive line, and his full return for the start of training camp would be an ideal circumstance for the defense.
Bryant (chest) sat out Wednesday's OTAs, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bryant missed all of 2016 with a torn pectoral muscle, and it's unclear if he's still recovering from that injury. With the Browns selecting Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick and likely expecting him to start in Week 1, Bryant could be a cap casualty if he fails to demonstrate both health and effectiveness once training camp arrives.
Bryant (chest) has been placed on the reserve/non-football injury list and will sit out the entire season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Entering his eighth NFL season and fourth with the Browns, Bryant was considered a lock to start at defensive end after a 2015 campaign which saw him record a career-high and team-leading six sacks. The torn pectoral muscle he suffered earlier this month was originally thought to keep him out 4-to-6 months, making November the soonest possible return date. Rather than push his recovery in the hopes of a return, the team decided it best to shut him down for the season. Carl Nassib appears first in line to replace Bryant, but John Hughes and Dylan Wynn could see some extra snaps as well.
Bryant is likely done for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bryant received surgery to repair the injury on Tuesday, and his timetable for return is set at 4-to-6 months. Bryant led the Browns with six sacks, along with 24 solo tackles and nine assisted tackles in 2015. While Bryant is out, rookie Carl Nassib may be next in line to start at left defensive end. These games will be the first Bryant has missed in three full seasons with the Browns.
Bryant had two solo tackles and one assisted tackle, including a sack and a stuff in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Bryant has 15 total tackles on the season, along with two sacks and four stuffs. He may not be taking the league by storm, but he is a reliable and solid player on a struggling Browns team.
Bryant (shoulder) is active Sunday against the Broncos.
Bryant was able to log 29 snaps Week 5 against Baltimore after sitting out back-to-back weeks, so he was fully expected to play in Week 6's home matchup against Denver. He should see plenty of work as a defensive end, but there are likely much safer IDP options out there.
Bryant (shoulder) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.
Bryant has sat out back-to-back weeks, but will return to the field Sunday in what will presumably be a starting defensive end role. The seven-year pro has logged just four combined tackles so far this season.
Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant (shoulder) is inactive Sunday with his former teammates from Oakland in town.
His absence will adversely affect the Cleveland pass rush depth, and could bump John Hughes into a starting role. Rookie Xavier Cooper is also expected to be involved in the defensive scheme and might even start.
Four key Browns defenders deemed questionable for the Sunday game in Baltimore are ready to roll. Included are cornerbacks Joe Haden (shoulder) and K'Waun Williams (hamstring). The others are end Desmond Bryant (thumb) and linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot).
The Browns listed 11 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Baltimore. Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and Ryan Seymour (hamstring) were ruled out, while quarterback Brian Hoyer (shoulder, bicep) was deemed doubtful for Sunday.
Gary Barnidge (rib), Desmond Bryant (thumb), Joe Haden (shoulder), Andrew Hawkins (thumb), Jabaal Sheard (foot), Ryan Taylor (elbow) and K'Waun Williams (hamstring) were designated as questionable. Marlon Moore (knee) was the only player on the report labeled probable.
Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant has been green-lighted for the Week 15 clash against division rival Cincinnati. He had been regarded as probable with a thigh issue.
The Browns ruled Jordan Cameron (concussion) and Marlon Moore (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Karlos Dansby (knee) was the only player deemed doubtful, while Jabaal Sheard (foot) and Johnson Bademosi (concussion) were labeled questionable on Cleveland's final injury report for Week 12.
Meanwhile. the following players were ruled as probable: Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), Ahtyba Rubin (knee) and Desmond Bryant (wrist).
Five key Browns players designated as probable for their Week 11 game against visiting Houston have received the thumbs-up for action. They are defensive linemen Billy Winn (toe) and Desmond Bryant (wrist), wideout Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee), center Nick McDonald (calf) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder).
The worst news for the Browns is that tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) is out Sunday against Houston and could be done for the season, and defensive tackle Phillip Taylor (knee) is out for the year. But aside from special teams player Johnson Bademosi (concussion) being ruled out for the game against the Texans, the team is relatively healthy.
An exception could be safety Tashaun Gipson (concussion), who is questionable. The probables are defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), wideout Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee), linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (toe).
The Browns will have quarterback Brian Hoyer Week 10 against the Bengals.
Hoyer entered the contest listed as probable due to a glute injury. Hoyer was able to fully participate in practice all week, and was never expected to miss the contest.
The team will also have Desmond Bryant, Taylor Gabriel, Barkevious Mingo and Rodney Smith available for the contest. All four players entered Thursday listed as probable.
The Browns have listed five players as probable for the Thursday night game in Cincinnati, including starting quarterback Brian Hoyer (glute).
Also on that list are defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), wide receivers Taylor Gabriel (shoulder) and Rodney Smith (hamstring) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder).
Special teams standout Johnson Bademosi (concussion) will not play.
The Browns listed 10 players on its final injury report leading up to Week 9 against Tampa Bay. Jordan Cameron (concussion) and Phillip Taylor (knee) were the only two players ruled out for Sunday. Rodney Smith is the only questionable on the list.
Meanwhile, Desmond Bryant (wrist), Jim Leonard (hamstring), Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), Ahtyba Rubin (ankle), Joe Thomas (rest), K'Waun Williams (shoulder, neck) and Billy Winn (quad) were all labeled probable.
As expected, Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant has been green-lighted for the Week 8 game against his former teammates from Oakland. He has been working through a wrist ailment.
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