ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released defensive end Armonty Bryant.
The Lions announced the move Monday. Bryant was suspended the first four games of this season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He was eligible to return after that, but he did not play in Sunday’s loss to Carolina .
Bryant was previously suspended for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He was cut by Cleveland last year at the end of that suspension, and Detroit signed him. He played five games for the Lions and had three sacks.
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