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Armonty Bryant | Defensive Lineman

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: East Central
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 7 (217) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders signed DE Armonty Bryant.
Bryant spent 2017 out of the league after getting cut from Detroit. Suspensions have limited him to just five appearances the last two seasons. Bryant has been a solid pass rusher when on the field, posting 12 sacks in 36 games. He'll compete for a sub-package role in Oakland. Apr 6 - 5:40 PM

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Free agent DE Armonty Bryant worked out for the Jets.

Bryant was let go by the Lions earlier this week after finishing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The Jets could certainly use a pass-rusher. Only the Bucs have recorded fewer sacks this season, and they had a bye in Week 1.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 06:48:00 PM

Lions released DE Armonty Bryant.

Bryant was coming off his third suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Bryant is still only 27, but his bans have limited him to five appearances over the past two seasons. If Bryant could ever stop getting suspended, he offers upside as a situational pass rusher.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 02:53:00 PM

NFL suspended Lions DE Armonty Bryant four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The Lions re-signed Bryant in March even though he served a pair of 2016 suspensions. His latest ban probably makes his 53-man roster spot untenable. Still only 27, Bryant generated three sacks on just 104 snaps last season. He could get one last NFL chance before flaming out of the league.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Lions re-signed DE Armonty Bryant to a one-year, $855,000 contract.

It's a minimum-salary benefit deal. A situational pass rusher, Bryant served two suspensions last season, one for violating the PED policy, the other for violating the substance-abuse policy. Then he finished the year on injured reserve. Nevertheless, he tallied three sacks in five games. Still only 27 (in May), Bryant has the inside track to a 53-man roster spot.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Lions placed DE Armonty Bryant on injured reserve, ending his season.

His injury is unclear. A situational pass rusher, Bryant had just come off suspension in Week 13. Going on 27, Bryant is headed to free agency. Now injured, Bryant served both substance-abuse and PED bans this season. In other words, his market isn't going to be hot in March.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Lions activated DE Armonty Bryant from the reserve/suspended list.

Bryant will rejoin Detroit after missing the last three weeks. He also served a four-game PED suspension to open the season. Bryant's return will upgrade the Lions pass rush.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 04:31:00 PM

NFL suspended Lions DE Armonty Bryant three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The ban stems from a summer drug arrest. Bryant was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the PED policy. It's a decent-sized loss for the Lions' awful defense, as Bryant has three sacks in four games. He'll return in Week 13.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Lions activated DE Armonty Bryant from the exempt list.

Bryant was suspended the first four games. He'll be active after getting claimed off waivers this week. The Lions also promoted LB Steve Longa from the practice squad while waiving WR Aaron Dobson and OT Brian Mihalik.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Lions claimed DE Armonty Bryant off waivers from the Browns.

Wallace Gilberry is headed to injured reserve. Bryant is in legal limbo — just returned from a PED suspension, he's facing another ban stemming for a summer drug arrest — but the Lions will take all the help they can get for their reeling defense. Bryant tallied 5.5 sacks last season, and should immediately contribute as a situational pass rusher.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 05:08:00 PM

Browns waived OLB Armonty Bryant.

Bryant was scheduled to return from a four-game suspension this week, but he could face an additional ban after being convicted on misdemeanor drug charges over the summer. Still, he is eligible to play right now and recorded 5.5 sacks last season. Someone could take the plunge.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Suspended Browns OLB Armonty Bryant is likely facing additional NFL discipline after being convicted on misdemeanor drug charges.

Already banned Weeks 1-4 for PEDs, Bryant could miss several more games after being convicted of "attempted drug possession" following a guilty plea on Wednesday. In other words, Bryant didn't even get the drugs. As Bryant was arrested and charged for DUI shortly after the 2014 draft, he was already in the NFL's substance abuse program. We probably won't see him play much this year.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 08:26:00 PM

NFL suspended Browns OLB Armonty Bryant four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

A bad offseason just got worse for Bryant, who was recently indicted on felony drug possession charges following his arrest on Christmas morning. Bryant has a history of off-field incidents and new head coach Hue Jackson is invoking a zero tolerance policy in the wake of last year's drama with Johnny Manziel. It's unclear what the future holds for Bryant in Cleveland.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 04:18:00 PM

Browns OLB Armonty Bryant has been indicted on two counts of felony drug possession stemming from his December 25 arrest in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Former Browns DB De'Ante Saunders has been indicted for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. The two are scheduled to be arraigned in court on February 24. Highway patrol troopers found guns, ammo, and prescription drugs Adderall and Oxycodone in the car early Christmas morning. Saunders was released from the practice squad, and Bryant was benched for the final two games of the season after registering 5.5 sacks on the year.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Browns OLB Armonty Bryant and practice squad CB De'Ante Saunders were arrested early Christmas morning.

Saunders was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired and speeding, while Bryant was arrested for possession of the prescription drug Adderall. Browns GM Ray Farmer has already announced Bryant will not travel with the team to Kansas City, and it is likely Saunders will get released from the practice squad quickly. Bryant was suspended three games in college for selling marijuana twice to an undercover officer and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence while on campus at East Central University.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 09:56:00 AM

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