CLEVELAND– The Browns announced on Wednesday afternoon that veteran defensive lineman Desmond Bryant was being placed on the reserve/non-football illness list with an irregular heartbeat. His season is done.
Bryant had his second instance of an irregular heartbeat on Monday and now he is in line to have a minor and common procedure performed this week. He is expected to make a full recovery.
On October 3, he had to leave the Buffalo game and was taken to the Cleveland Clinic with shortness of breath. He did return to the team the next day and had played without problems since then.
Bryant had 45 tackles and 3.5 sacks. In the offseason he signed a five-year, 34 million dollar deal in March with 15 million of it guaranteed.
To replace Bryant on the roster, the team promoted receiver Brian Tims from the practice squad.