Bryan totaled 20 tackles (13 solo) and one sack during 2018.
Bryan served in a reserve role for most of the season, but in the season finale, he recorded his first career sack as he tied his highest defensive snap total (32) of the year. Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue are likely to return as the Jaguars' starting defensive ends, but some playing time could open up with defensive tackle Malik Jackson potentially ending up a cap casualty.
Bryan had three assisted tackles in Thursday's loss at Tennessee.
Bryan was tabbed for the first start of his career Thursday and saw a season-high 32 snaps. The rookie first-round pick has been limited to a rotational role this season and has 16 tackles (nine solo) and zero sacks. The Jaguars are out of the playoff picture at 4-9, which could help the 22-year-old see some additional snaps over the final three games of the season.
Bryan (abdomen) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Bryan made 37 tackles -- six for a loss -- and four sacks during 10 games in his final season at the University of Florida. The Jaguars are excited to see what their rookie first-round pick can do in his first NFL action. They have a stacked defensive line in Jacksonville, however, so working into a situational role will be Bryan's first step.
Bryan (abdomen) returned to practice Monday but is still taking things "one day at a time," FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Bryan has been battling the abdominal injury for a couple of weeks and sat out both of the Jaguars' preseason contests thus far. The 22-year-old's recent return to practice -- even in a limited capacity -- is a step in the right direction, but it remains to be seen when the rookie first-round pick will be able to make his game debut.
Bryan has missed both preseason contests thus far as he deals with the abdomen injury. The 22-year-old was initially listed day-to-day but the severity of the injury is still unknown. The Jaguars could simply be remaining cautious to avoid rushing back their rookie first-round pick, who's set to serve in a reserve role on the defensive line this season.