Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) and defensive end Desmond Bryant (92) against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Browns Desmond Bryant undergoes successful heart procedure


The Cleveland Browns announced that defensive end Desmond Bryant underwent an operation to repair an issue in his heart that would occasionally cause an irregular heartbeat.  Bryant had a cardiac ablation done at The Cleveland Clinic, which has been called a success.  The Browns had recently placed Bryant on the Non-Football Illness list, ending his season, to get this procedure done and a fully recovery is expected.  Fellow Browns player Quentin Groves had the same procedure done before entering the NFL and has not had an issue since the procedure done.

Bryant has been a big addition to the Browns defense since signing as a free agent from the Oakland Raiders this past offseason.  He has had a nice impact on the defense while stabilizing the defensive line, giving them a full service player who could be a good run defender as well as help as a pass rusher.

Bryant has been able to contribute 3.5 sacks and 2 tackles for loss this season but he has also created a number of plays for his opponents.  Presuming he fully recovers, the Browns expect bigger and brighter things from Bryant and the rest of the defense going forward.

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