Berea, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Browns placed defensive end Desmond Bryant on the reserve/non-football illness list with an irregular heartbeat, abruptly ending the player’s season.
Bryant is having ‘a minor heart procedure’ this week.
The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Bryant reported the symptoms Monday, a day after he played 47 of 74 snaps in a 32-28 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The former Oakland Raiders defender has been dealing with an irregular heartbeat over the last to season and the Browns were aware of his condition when they signed him in March.
His condition forced him to drive to a hospital in Week 5 after experiencing shortness of breath.
Bryant started all 12 games for the Browns and registered 45 tackles and 3.5 sacks after signing a five-year, $34 million contract.
The Browns announced that receiver Brian Tyms was signed off the practice squad to take Bryant’s place.