The Seahawks already employ some high-profile defensive linemen they’re attempting to study as potentially useful pieces, but they plan to work out another.
Desmond Bryant will trek to Seattle for an audition, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times tweets. Bryant did not play last season after suffering an injury away from the Browns’ facility but served as a key player for both the Browns and Raiders during his seven active seasons.
Flush with younger and cheaper defensive end options, the Browns cut Bryant earlier this week.
Cleveland did not ask the 31-year-old defender to take a pay cut prior to the release; Bryant was set to make $4MM this season. He started for three seasons as part of the Browns’ 3-4 look, but a torn pectoral muscle last summer sidetracked his career.
The Seahawks signed 2013 first-round pick Dion Jordan earlier this year and claimed 2014 first-rounder Marcus Smith this summer. While Seattle has Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril entrenched as starters, its backup situation isn’t solidified, as Roster Resource shows. Frank Clark operates as the team’s third end, but second-round rookie Malik McDowell is out indefinitely after being involved in an ATV accident.
Bryant has functioned as both an edge and interior defender. He last played in a 4-3 with the Raiders in 2012. Bryant registered a career-high six sacks with the 2015 Browns.
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