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Lions Re-Sign DE Armonty Bryant

The Detroit Lions announced that they’ve re-signed DE Armonty Bryant to a new contract on Tuesday.

Bryant, 26, 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 was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

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