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Desmond Bryant fully cleared after heart procedure

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Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant saw his 2013 season come to an end after 12 games because of a persistent irregular heartbeat.

The condition required him to undergo a cardiac ablation in December to correct the issue and the team said he was expected back at 100 percent for the 2014 season. Nothing happened since then to change that outlook and Bryant announced on Twitter Friday that he’s received full medical clearance to return to the field.

Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million deal last offseason, got off to a strong start in his first year in Cleveland, recording 3.5 sacks in the first three games while playing well against the run as well. Bryant’s play tailed off as the season progressed, which may have been related to an October flareup of the heart condition.

Now that he’s healthy, new Browns coach Mike Pettine should find plenty to like about Bryant’s ability to impact games up front for the Browns.

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19 Responses to “Desmond Bryant fully cleared after heart procedure”
  1. jerruhjones says: Mar 7, 2014 4:22 PM

    The guy is a beast!

    Go Browns!!!

  2. realnflmaster says: Mar 7, 2014 4:23 PM

    Pettine is done after this season. ONE AND DONE.

  3. clevelandschronic2 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:24 PM

    Dude was a beast glad to have him back and healthy. Draft watkins,shazier and grab qb late in draft then roll with hoyer. Go Browns

  4. thevikesarebest says: Mar 7, 2014 4:26 PM


  5. believeland1954 says: Mar 7, 2014 4:47 PM

    Good news!

  6. raiderapologist says: Mar 7, 2014 4:49 PM

    Judging by his epic mugshot, I’m guessing his hangover is just now clearing up.

  7. ariani1985 says: Mar 7, 2014 5:14 PM

    You browns fans are lucky you have the steelers in your division.

  8. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Mar 7, 2014 5:39 PM

    Browns > vikings…. and it’s not even close.

  9. prideof10000lakes says: Mar 7, 2014 6:00 PM

    Feel good story for a sour taste franchise.

    The Cleveland one and dones.

  10. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 7, 2014 6:02 PM

    Playing for the Browns will do this to you.

  11. pacodawg says: Mar 7, 2014 6:14 PM

    This team is dangerous

  12. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 7, 2014 6:40 PM

    I’m going out on a short limb to predict browns will have a better record than the Steelers and Ravens in 2014.

  13. thefiesty1 says: Mar 7, 2014 6:59 PM

    Just how good was he before his procedure? They only won 4 games.

  14. 2manyconcussions says: Mar 7, 2014 7:05 PM

    Good for Bryant and the Browns. Let’s hope the new coach can take advantage.

  15. chinahand11 says: Mar 7, 2014 7:29 PM

    Congrats on getting through the procedure with flying colors. My your life be healthy and long with plenty of championship trophies.

  16. cguy7 says: Mar 7, 2014 7:50 PM

    Stillers. The best 8-8 team in football…

  17. ravenswhat says: Mar 7, 2014 8:19 PM

    Has his mugshot been cleared yet?

  18. 216orangeandbrown says: Mar 7, 2014 8:21 PM

    Glad to see him back and cleared to go. Dude is a beast.

  19. kibblesnvick says: Mar 7, 2014 8:41 PM

    Oaktown was sad to see him leave.

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