Bryant announced his retirement via his personal Instagram account.
Bryant was selected by the Browns in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played three seasons for Cleveland and one for Detroit, recording 68 tackles and 11.5 sacks in 36 games. His reliability came into question following three separate suspensions totaling 11 games for violations involving performance-enhancing drugs and substance abuse. Bryant was released by the Raiders in May after less than two months under contract.
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 unknown 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 signed a contract with the Raiders on Friday.
Bryant has dealt with various drug-related suspensions since entering the NFL in 2013, ultimately getting released by the Lions last season due to his off-the-field 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 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.
Bryant (suspension) is eligible to return to the Lions' active roster Monday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
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 (suspension) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports.
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 this discipline, 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, and it appears it may still be affecting him. However, a timetable for his recovery isn't clear at present.
Bryant (undisclosed) re-signed with the Lions on Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports.
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. The East Central product was ultimately placed on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury. The 26-year-old figures to compete for a more solidified role providing depth at defensive end once training camp commences.
Bryant (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Bryant returned to the field Sunday against the Saints after serving a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy back in 2015. He played 27 snaps on defense but failed to record a single stat. He now heads to injured reserve, leaving the Lions with only five linebackers on the active roster.
Bryant (suspension) was activated to the Lions' active roster Saturday, The Detroit News reports.
Bryant served a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy back in 2015. It's uncertain how much playing time he'll receive Sunday against the Lions.
Bryant will be suspended for three games as a result of violating the league's substance-abuse policy back in 2015, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
The suspension is not a new infraction. Bryant won't be able to take the field again until Week 13, with the Lions bye week mixed in during that stretch. The reserve linebacker hasn't seen too much action on the defensive front this season, so his absence shouldn't have too much of an impact on the team.
Bryant was activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Bryant was released the Browns shortly after pleading to misdemeanor drug charges Wednesday. The Lions scooped him off waivers and will look for him to help out in case DeAndre Levy in unable to play in Week 5.
Bryant was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Bryant was waived by the Browns on Monday after he finished serving a four-game suspension. With DeAndre Levy's (quadriceps) status for Week 5 still in question, Bryant could receive reps with the first-team defense, depending on how fast he picks up the playbook.
The Browns waived linebacker Armonty Bryant, the team announced Monday.
Bryant is fresh off serving his four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy, but he will be returning for a team other than the Browns. Since being drafted in 2013, Bryant appeared in 31 games, recording 71 tackles and 8.5 sacks.
Bryant (suspension) pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug charges Wednesday and could have his four-game suspension prolonged, Scott Petra of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bryant was indicted in February on felony drug charges and originally pleaded not guilty, but changed his stance Wednesday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges. As a result, the outside linebacker will receive 68 days probation which will expire on Oct. 3, the same day he is scheduled to return from his original four-game suspension. However, now that Bryant has changed his plea, his case will yet again be reviewed under the league's policies, potentially leading to a lengthier suspension. Bryant recorded 5.5 sacks in 14 games in 2015.
Bryant (suspension) will participate in the Browns' offseason program despite being suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season, Cleveland.com reports.
Bryant is not only suspended for the first quarter of this season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, but he was also indicted in February on felony drug charges. Despite those troubling off-field issues, Bryant will be with the Browns when their offseason program begins next month, even though his status with the team beyond then remains a bit more uncertain.
Bryant has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Bryant's suspension comes after he was indicted last month on felony drug charges stemming from a December arrest in which he possessed Adderall, marijuana, oxycodone and a gun in his car. In addition to that alarming occurrence, Bryant will now be sidelined for the first quarter of the upcoming situation, compounding his tribulations at the moment.
Bryant was indicted Tuesday on felony drug charges stemming from a traffic stop on Dec. 25, ABC 5 Cleveland reports.
During the stop, police officers allegedly found Bryant with Adderall on his person in addition to marijuana, oxycodone, and a gun in the car. While he wasn't the driver, the charges could have an impact on the final year of his rookie deal in 2016.