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.
Bryant (undisclosed) is sitting out OTAs, Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press reports.
Before re-signing with the Lions in March, Bryant finished the 2016 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. It appears that same injury is still bothering him. However, a timetable for his recovery wasn't provided.
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.
|P4||8/31/17||@ BUF||7:00 pm|
|2||9/18/17||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|