Bryant was released by the Raiders on Friday with a non-football illness designation, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The specifics of the illness that led to Bryant being cut are unclear. He previously was suspended for violations of the NFL's drug policy, but it's unclear if his most recent release was at all related to continued struggles. He'll look to get back to full health and sign with another club for the 2018 campaign.
Bryant has dealt with various drug related suspensions since entering the NFL in 2013, ultimately being released by the Lions last season due to the issues. He last played in 2016, when he recorded four tackles, including three sacks, and a forced fumble in just five games for Detroit. He could be a quality pickup for the Raiders if he manages to stay healthy and stay out of trouble.
Bryant was released by the Lions on Monday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
The Lions don't seem keen on giving Bryant yet another chance to stay clean after the talented defensive end accrued three drug-related offenses in two years. However, it wouldn't be a surprise if another team takes a chance on him, given his upside as a situational pass rusher.
The Lions still need to make a corresponding move before Bryant officially returns, but he has been reinstated after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The 27-year-old would likely take on a reserve role in Detroit's defensive line rotation, assuming he rejoins the 53-man roster.
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