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Armonty Bryant | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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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. Oct 8 - 4:36 PM

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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.
Oct 4 - 5:08 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.
Oct 3 - 9:31 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.
Jul 27 - 8:26 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.
Mar 4 - 4:18 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.
Feb 10 - 2:50 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

The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects Armonty Bryant (knee) to "easily make the switch" to outside linebacker.

The Browns need depth at outside linebacker and plan to use Bryant as a situational pass rusher. Bryant played left end in six games last year prior to landing on I.R. His ability to regain pre-injury form is a concern. Seven months removed from ACL surgery, Bryant is on track for training camp.
Sat, May 23, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said DE Armonty Bryant could play some outside linebacker this season.

Bryant's 2014 season came to an end after suffering a torn ACL in Week 6. Pettine wants Bryant to be in the "pass-rush mix" when he returns to full strength. Pettine also confirmed Phil Taylor's move from a three-technique defensive end to nose tackle. Ishmaa'ily Kitchen will join him on the inside.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Browns DE Armonty Bryant (knee) is "on schedule" with his recovery.

Bryant has been cleared to resume a running program in his rehab from ACL surgery. Barring setbacks, he could be ready for the start of 2015 training camp. Bryant appeared in five games (two starts) prior to going down last year and should return to compete for a sub-package role.
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Browns DE Armonty Bryant has been diagnosed with a torn right ACL and MCL, and is done for the season.

He'll be placed on injured reserve. Per's Ian Rapoport, Bryant also has a partially torn MCL. That could delay his surgery. A situational pass rusher, Bryant had one sack and 11 tackles through 136 snaps this season. The 2013 seventh-rounder should be healthy in time to compete for a roster spot next season.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 01:52:00 PM

The Browns believe DE Armonty Bryant suffered an ACL tear in Sunday's win over the Steelers.

Bryant is undergoing a Monday MRI to confirm. The 2013 seventh-round pick had 11 tackles and one sack through five games.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Browns DE Armonty Bryant was forced from Cleveland's Week 6 game against the Steelers with a right knee injury, and is questionable to return.

Bryant is technically "questionable," but could put no weight on his right leg, and was carted to the locker room. He's almost certainly done for the day. Jabaal Sheard will see an increase in snaps in Bryant's absence.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Second-year DE Armonty Bryant will open the season as a starter.

With Desmond Bryant and Billy Winn injured, Bryant will step in alongside NT Phil Taylor and fellow DE Ahtyba Rubin. Bryant has been on a tear this preseason, registering one sack, three hurries, and three QB hits across 99 defensive snaps. He's Pro Football Focus' top-ranked 3-4 DE in pass rushing.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Browns signed seventh-round DE Armonty Bryant to a four-year contract.

Bryant, the 217th overall pick, has had an eventful start to his NFL career. Shortly after the draft, he was arrested and charged with drunken driving in Ada, Oklahoma. Bryant recently said that he's now sober after struggling with drugs and alcohol in the past. He'll compete for a roster spot.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 03:44:00 PM

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