Armonty Bryant did not remain on waivers long.
The former Cleveland Brown was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions today, a little more than 24 hours after the Browns released the defensive end / outside linebacker.
The Browns cut Bryant loose on Monday after his four-game suspension ended.
Bryant received a 68-day probation in July after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor for a December traffic stop and arrest after police officers found Adderall and Oxycodone in his car. The misdemeanor was not his first run-in with the law, as Bryant had previously been busted for selling marijuana and driving drunk.
The Lions appear desperate for pass rushers. Defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah, Wallace Gilberry, and Devin Taylor and linebackers DeAndre Levy and Antoine Williams are all battling injuries, according to the team’s week 4 injury report.
The Browns’ decision to release Bryant led to some surprise, but the decision makes sense, especially since it’s not Bryant’s first strike.
We’ll soon see if Bryant burns the Browns by performing well with his new team.