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Make it 74 million and counting -- in one day.
The Browns added their second front seven player via NFL free agency Tuesday, giving defensive tackle Desmond Bryant of Oakland a reported 34 million contract for five years. Bryant joins Paul Kruger, who signed for 40 million earlier in the day.
This Bryant signing is curious, because the one area of the team that seemed stocked was defensive line. With Phil Taylor, Ahtyba Rubin, Billy Winn, John Hughes (Ol' Stack and Shed) and Kruger, the Browns seemed to have a fair amount of linemen to play the three-four.
Could a trade be coming?
Perhaps with Rubin?
Nobody knows. It's all a guess.
And there is a sayingbelief that a team can never have enough defensive linemen, so the Browns added a guy considered one of the better interior defensive players on the free agent market.
Too, New England tried to sign him, which says something.
Bryant is 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds. He played inside in Oakland last season. He had 10.5 sacks ...
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The Browns made their second splash on Opening Day of NFL Free Agency, adding former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant. The team signed him to a 5-year, $34 million contract with $15 million guaranteed.
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â€” ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 13, 2013
Cleveland gave former Raiders DT Desmond Bryant a five-year, $34â€...
PR photo from Cleveland Browns press conference
After talking to Brendan Leister on the podcast today, I wanted to dig in further to see just how the salary cap played out for the Browns with Joe Bannerâ€™s style. On DraftBrowns.com last night they reposted Joel Corryâ€™s report that Banner was using roster bonuses in order to take â€śbonusâ€ť money and front-load it into Paul Kruger...
A day after the Cleveland Browns introduced its first free agency signing, the team had its second signee, defensive tackle Desmond Bryant, meet with the local media.
BEREA On Wednesday, the Browns introduced Paul Kruger as the teams first signing in free agency. On Thursday, they followed suit by introducing Desmond Bryant.
With the additions of Paul and Desmond, we believe that we have significantly improved our defense overall, particularly our front seven, Banner said. This was one of our goals entering free agency and we are thrilled we...
#Raiders DT Desmond Bryant is going to sign with Cleveland. Best DT on the market.
â€” Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2013
The best DT on the market, he is. He would've been great paired with Vince Wilfork, but alas the interest in him was too high. That's usually a trademark sign that the Patriots won't be picking him up.
Desmond Bryant's deal with Cleveland...
The talk of the town in Philly today is the Eagles' alleged interest in signing DT Desmond Bryant...
Bryant, who became a household name this winter for a now infamous mugshot, is on the Eagles wish list according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports. Cole also mentioned the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars as other teams interested...
The Cleveland Browns entered this yearâ€™s free agency period with the second largest amount of money to spend under the salary cap, and the Browns wasted little time while spending some of that money. While many thought that a few key offensive players would be on the Browns radar, Cleveland focused on the defensive side of the ball, inking deals with two key defenders.
Vic Tafur of theÂ San Francisco Chronicle writes that thereâ€™s aÂ â€ťgood chanceâ€ťÂ OLB Philip Wheeler departs in the coming days.
Ian RapoportÂ reported earlier in the day that Oakland wants to retain Wheeler and could see something getting done.
Wheeler, 28, played great for a bad defense and deserved a pay raise, so I wish him the best this offseason.
The Raiders lost two more players to free agency.Â Desmond Bryant signed with the Cleveland Browns, per ProFootballTalk.com.Â In addition, PFT also reports that the Miami Dolphins signed Philip Wheeler to a multi-year deal.Â While it wasnâ€™t expected that the Raiders would be able to retain either of these guys, it still stings.
Thanks to the releases of Dave Tollefson, DHB,...
The Raiders made 4 moves late in the first day of the new NFL league year.
Declining to resign any of their 17 free agents the Raiders watched as both of their top free agents, LB Phillip Wheeler and DT Desmond Bryant signed large contracts with other teams â€“ Wheeler for 5 years, maximum contract of $26M and with $13M guaranteed by Miami and Bryant with Cleveland for a 5 year...
Yes the defense added $75 million worth of beef up front in OLB Paul Kruger and DL Desmond Bryant, but thatâ€™s sort of burying the lede here.
Because Mary Kay Cabot said that Adam Caplan of Sirius XM radio said that:
â€ś[H]e heard rumblings at the NFL Combine last month that the Browns are interested in Panthers free-agent quarterback Derek Anderson. The same rumor surfaced in...
Just one day after losing three key members of the defense (Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Michael Huff), the Raiders began plugging some holes.Â Per the teamâ€™s website, they signed Jason Hunter, Kaluka Maiava, and Pat Sims to contracts.Â All three are defensive veterans.
Hunter is a defensive end who last played for the Broncos, but missed 2012 with a triceps injury.Â However...