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.
Bryant (suspension) was removed from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday.
Bryant landed on the PUP list roughly two weeks ago. With his removal from the list, Bryant is eligible to return to regular season action in Week 5 following his four game suspension.
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 has been suspended four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.
Bryant is no stranger to violating the league's substance-abuse policy, having served a three-game suspension in 2016 as the result of a 2015 violation. The defensive end's off-field issues won't bode well for his chances at making the Lions' final roster, while he's appeared in just 36 games through four years in the league.
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