Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant has been taking part in the Raiders offseason program this year even though he never agreed to the tender the Raiders offered him as a restricted free agent.
The team announced that Bryant finally got around to signing it on Wednesday. He’ll make $1.927 million in 2012 and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season unless he reaches agreement with the team on a long-term deal.
Bryant, who signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard in 2009, started 10 games last season. He flashed a lot of promise over the course of the year, finishing up with five sacks and 35 tackles, and he should continue to be a regular presence at both tackle and end this season. With Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, Lamarr Houston, Dave Tollefson and Bryant, the Raiders look well stocked on the defensive line heading into the summer.
The Raiders now need to move on to signing their draft class. They have yet to sign any of the six players they drafted in April.