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Lions Receive Roster Exemption For DE Armonty Bryant

The Detroit Lions received a roster exemption for DE Armonty Bryant, who was on the Commissioner’s Exempt list.

The Lions will now have some time to free up a roster spot for Bryant.

Bryant, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Browns back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.221 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.

The Browns elected to waive him recently and was claimed by the Lions earlier in the week after severing a suspension to open the year. 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 earlier in the month.

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