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Armonty Bryant | Linebacker

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: East Central
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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. May 23 - 3:02 PM

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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.
Mar 24 - 12:29 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.
Feb 4 - 6:56 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

Browns seventh-round DE Armonty Bryant says he's sober after struggling with drugs and alcohol in the past.

The small-school East Central (OK) product was busted for DUI less than a week after the draft, and arrested for selling marijuana as a senior. "(I) thought at times I was above the game, and that's one thing they’ve been teaching us at the (rookie) symposium — don’t be above the game," Bryant said. "It's a blessing that I’m even here playing this game and living out a dream of mine." It sounds like Bryant has found perspective just in time, but his career could be toast with any more off-the-field incidents.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 07:42:00 PM

Browns seventh-round pick DE Armonty Bryant has a received a one-year deferred sentence after pleading no contest in his misdemeanor drunk-driving case.

He also owes $1,136 in fines. Bryant is expected to report when the Browns begin their rookie minicamp on Thursday. His mistake hasn't cost him his (long) shot at a roster spot.
Tue, May 7, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Browns seventh-round pick Armonty Bryant was arrested Friday for drunken driving in Ada, Oklahoma.

Less than a week after being drafted, Bryant -- a defensive lineman -- was pulled over and issued a standard sobriety test. Police "had problems" getting Bryant to comply with blowing into a breathalyzer, attempting "the test at least 10 times." The result eventually was a .098, above Oklahoma's legal limit of 0.08. Bryant also "repeatedly refused" to blow into an Intoxilyzer. Clearly not the brightest tool in the shed, Bryant was suspended three games as a senior after being arrested on two occasions for trying to sell $20 worth of marijuana to undercover officers. An arrest like this could seal Bryant's walking papers in Cleveland.
Mon, May 6, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Browns selected Eastern Central (OK) DE Armonty Bryant with the No. 217 overall pick.

Originally enrolled at Abilene Christian, Bryant spent one season there and did not play. Bryant transferred to JUCO before ending up at Eastern Central. He only played in eight games as a senior, as he was suspended after being arrested for selling marijuana to an undercover police officer. Bryant still managed 17.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two blocked kicks. In Cleveland, 6-foot-4, 263-pound Bryant will have to bulk up to play end in Ray Horton's 3-4. He's not being viewed as an outside linebacker.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 06:04:00 PM

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