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Desmond Bryant practicing and feeling fine after heart procedure


Defensive end Desmond Bryant got off to a fast start with the Browns last season, picking up 3.5 sacks and providing strong work against the run in his first month as a member of the team.

Things slowed down in Week Five, though. Bryant was sidelined by an irregular heartbeat in a game against the Bills, necessitating a trip to the hospital that didn’t stop Bryant from returning to action the next week. Bryant said Wednesday that he didn’t feel his play was affected, but was less productive before another heart episode ended his season after 12 games.

Bryant had a cardiac ablation to deal with the procedure at that point and was cleared to start conditioning in March. Bryant took part in the team’s minicamp practice on Wednesday after missing Tuesday for reasons not related to his heart procedure and said afterward that he’s felling good.

“While it was kind of a trying time, I was also excited to get this procedure done and put that behind me,” Bryant said, via Tony Grossi of “Since then, the training, I’ve been feeling really well, I’m back, I’m healthy, today got back on the field a little bit, and can’t wait to keep going.”

As long as Bryant is healthy, he should be back toward the top of Cleveland’s defensive line rotation next season. If his productivity returns along with his health, he’ll stay there.

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7 Responses to “Desmond Bryant practicing and feeling fine after heart procedure”
  1. rovadawg says: Apr 30, 2014 3:42 PM

    All news is good for the Browns lately… hope this trend continues through May 10th…

  2. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Apr 30, 2014 3:55 PM

    He’s a good football player, but nothing he does on the field will ever be greater than his classic mugshot. Nick Nolte and James Brown are “place” and “show” next to Desmond Bryant.

  3. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Apr 30, 2014 4:00 PM

    Good luck bud

  4. Matt dog from C-town says: Apr 30, 2014 4:10 PM

    a decent late round find….. i hope he can improve this year !

  5. Chris says: Apr 30, 2014 4:51 PM

    Gotta love the mug.

  6. oldcracker says: Apr 30, 2014 5:52 PM

    As good as the Browns defense was last year, it’ll be even better with Bryant healthy at last. The man is a beast on that line.

  7. brownoholic says: Apr 30, 2014 6:29 PM

    Welcome back, big man. Go get ’em!!!

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