Found August 07, 2012 on Football Nation:
Desmond Bryant moved from defensive tackle to defensive end last season after Matt Shaughnessy was lost for the year with a shoulder injury. Bryant has played defensive tackle almost exclusively during training camp and even got a few snaps as the nose tackle in the few 3-4 defense looks the Raiders have shown. Bryant said he feels comfortable playing wherever the coaches need him to play and that the defensive line is just hoping to play to the best of their ability this season. The defensive line in Oakland is probably one of the most talented in all of football, but they were inconsistent last season. Inconsistency is something Bryant acknowledged wasn’t totally due to the personnel. “I think it had a lot to do with our rotation,” Bryant said. “Guys were getting tired maybe and other guys didn’t get to play enough.” Bryant said the defensive line is working to be consistent, regardless of who is playing, and that the return of Shaughnessy and the addition of Tollefson should h...
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