The Raiders have announced the signing of free-agent defensive end Armonty Bryant, who last appeared in five games for the Lions in 2016. Bryant became the Raiders’ second free-agent addition to their defense Friday, also signed cornerback Senquez Golson.
Bryant, 27, had three sacks, four tackles and forced a fumble in his time with the Lions, his only season with the team. They released him after he was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and he didn’t appear in a game last season.
The terms of Bryant’s deal have yet to be reported. He had a career-high 5 1/2 sacks while playing in 14 games in 2015 with the Browns, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2013 draft out of East Central (Okla.).
Bryant is the Raider’ second addition to their defensive line via free agency. The team also signed former 49ers defensive end Tank Carradine to a one-year deal.
Khalil Mack and Mario Edwards Jr. are slated to start at defensive end for the Raiders. They also have Jihad Ward, James Cowser, Fadol Brown and Joby Saint Fleur on the roster at defensive end, along with Bryant and Carradine.