Free agent Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant is joining the Browns, PFT’s Mike Florio has learned via a league source.
The 6-foot-6, 311-pound Bryant ranked No. 33 on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100. He racked up 36 tackles and four sacks for Oakland in 2012.
Bryant, 27, joins a Browns defensive line that already includes tackles Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin. It will interesting to see how Cleveland, which is moving to 3-4, will use Bryant. Bryant started eight games at defensive tackle in Oakland in 2012, but it’s possible he could be an end in a “30” front. (At his size, he would also have the bulk to play the nose, too.) Rubin has previously played the nose in a 3-4.