Although the expectation was that Cleveland Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant would be good-to-go for the 2014 NFL season, on Friday, he took to his Twitter account to confirm that he's been medically cleared to return to football:
Everybody has been asking about my health. The doctor gave me full clearance and I am currently preparing for a very successful 2014 season!— Desmond Bryant (@DBryant92) March 7, 2014
Bryant landed on the non-football injury list for the final four games last season due to an irregular heartbeat. The team reduced part of his base salary last season while he was out. He has four years remaining on his contract, and 2014 is the year when his cap hit is the lowest at just $4 million. Bryant is expected to step right back into the starting lineup this season after dealing with his heart problems and back issues in 2013.