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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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— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 13, 2013
Cleveland gave former Raiders DT Desmond Bryant a five-year, $34 million deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Bryant, 27, attended Harvard and is in his fifth NFL season. Missing just one game in those first four years, he has started 18 games the last two years (8 in 2012). Last season, he recorded 36 tackles, 4 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. He was also tied for 7th among defensive tackles with 12 quarterback hits.
It was mentioned by several sources that there were multiple suitors for Bryant, and he was one of the hotter names under the radar in free agency.
Desmond Bryant was our 6th graded DT last season. Had 4th best Pass Rushing Productivity score
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 13, 2013
This acquisition gives the Browns incredible depth on the defensive line with their corresponding move to defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s 3-4 defense. Bryant joins starter quality defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor along with Billy Winn, John Hughes, and Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, who all made an impact in their rookie season. Here’s one national writer’s takes on how all that could shake out.
So #Browns new front 7: DEs Bryant & Rubin. NT Taylor. OLBs Sheard & Kruger. ILBs D’Qwell & JMJ. Horton calling shots. Looks good on paper.
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) March 13, 2013
Bryant is the second free agent addition of the day, following the acquisition of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger.
There’s also the matter of Bryant’s mugshot from a recent arrest, which can be found here.
Related: Banner Report: Defensive Line
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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 Banner’s style. On DraftBrowns.com last night they reposted Joel Corry’s report that Banner was using roster bonuses in order to take “bonus” 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.
— 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 year’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 the San Francisco Chronicle writes that there’s a ”good chance” OLB Philip Wheeler departs in the coming days.
Ian Rapoport 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. Desmond Bryant signed with the Cleveland Browns, per ProFootballTalk.com. In addition, PFT also reports that the Miami Dolphins signed Philip Wheeler to a multi-year deal. While it wasn’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 – 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 that’s sort of burying the lede here.
Because Mary Kay Cabot said that Adam Caplan of Sirius XM radio said that:
“[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. Per the team’s website, they signed Jason Hunter, Kaluka Maiava, and Pat Sims to contracts. All three are defensive veterans.
Hunter is a defensive end who last played for the Broncos, but missed 2012 with a triceps injury. However...