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Lions DE Armonty Bryant Suspended 4 Games For Substance Abuse Violation

Lions DE Armonty Bryant has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse, according to Dave Birkett.

This happens to be Bryant’s third suspension in the past year and Birkett wouldn’t be surprised if Detroit finally moved on from him.

Bryant, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Browns back in 2013. The Browns elected to waive him last year and was claimed by the Lions after severing a suspension to open the season.

Bryant was once again suspended three games for violating the NFL’s substances of abuse policy, which led to the Lions placing him on the reserve/suspended list. Detroit later received a roster exemption for Bryant before activating him in November.

Bryant played out the final year of his four-year, $2.221 million rookie contract and re-signed with the Lions this past March to a one-year, $855,000 contract.

In 2016, Bryant has appeared in five games for the Lions and recorded five tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble.