JUST IN: Detroit Lions re-sign DE Armonty Bryant

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NFL: Detroit Lions at Houston Texans
Oct 30, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker Armonty Bryant (97) sacks Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) during the first quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have made a roster move today, re-signing DE Armonty Bryant to a one year deal for $855K.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Bryant was originally drafted in the seventh round of 2013 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns out of East Central (Okla.) University. He began last season with a suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. He was also previously suspended in 2015 by Cleveland due to an off-field arrest.

Bryant was claimed off waivers by Detroit last October, and he went on to finish third on the team in sacks (3.0). His season ended with a knee injury against New Orleans in Week 13.

Bryant becomes the latest Lions unrestricted free agent to re-up with the team for 2017, the first since long snapper Don Muhlbach, whose return was announced earlier this month.

 

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