PLAYER
Armonty Bryant
DE #97
Height:
6-4
Weight:
265
College:
East Central (OK)
Hometown:
Wichita Falls, TX
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 36 68 45 23 11.5 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 DET 5 5 4 1 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 CLE 14 40 28 12 5.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CLE 5 11 5 6 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 12 12 8 4 2 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Fifth-year defensive end with length and athleticism that came to Detroit midway through the 2016 season following a three-year (2013-15) stint with the Cleveland Browns. Originally drafted by the Browns in the seventh round (217 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of East Central.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Reverted to Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner on September 2, 2017.
  • Removed from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list on August 7, 2017.
  • Placed on Active/Physically Unable to Perform list on July 25, 2017.
  • Re-signed by the Lions as an unrestricted free agent on March 21, 2017.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured (knee) on December 6, 2016.
  • Activated from Exempt/Commissioner Permission on December 3, 2016.
  • Placed on Reserve/Suspended on November 1, 2016.
  • Claimed by the Detroit Lions off waivers on October 4, 2016.
  • Released by the Browns on October 3, 2016.
  • Suspended four games for violating the NFL’s Policy on PED’s March 4, 2016.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on October 14, 2014.
  • Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round (217 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

PRO
Fifth-year defensive end with length and athleticism that came to Detroit midway through the 2016 season following a three-year (2013-15) stint with the Cleveland Browns. Originally drafted by the Browns in the seventh round (217 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of East Central.

2016: Joined the Lions as an experienced outside pass rusher on the edge of the defense, but missed the latter half of the season due to injury.

  • Posted a sack and a quarterback hit in his first game as a Lion against the Eagles in Week 5 (10/9).
  • Registered a sack in a victory against the Redskins in Week 7 (10/23).
  • Recorded a sack in Week 8 at Houston (10/30).

2015: Appeared in 14 games with two starts at linebacker for Cleveland, registering a career-high 40 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

  • Registered a career-high 2.5 sacks and forced his first career fumble on in Week 2 against Tennessee (9/20).
  • Recorded a career-high seven solo tackles and notched two sacks in Week 14 against San Francisco (12/13).

2014: Played in five games with two starts, logging 11 tackles and one sack before being placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured with a knee injury.

  • Notched one sack in Week 4 at Tennessee (10/5).

2013: Saw action in 12 games, recorded two sacks, 20 tackles and 12 quarterback hurries.

  • Registered three solo tackles and one sack in Week 9 vs. Baltimore (11/3).

COLLEGE
Appeared in 30 career games in three years (2010-13), recording 165 tackles, a school record 27.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception and nine blocked kicks. Became the first player selected in the NFL Draft out of East Central since 1979.

2010: Recorded 13.5 sacks on the season, which led all Division II defensive linemen, and ranked third among all Division II players.

PERSONAL

  • Majored in kinesiology.
  • Attended Wichita Falls High School in Texas, where he lettered in football, basketball and track and discus.

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