CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns Friday signed defensive lineman Armonty Bryant to a four-year contract, the team announced.
Drafted in the seventh round (217th overall), Bryant spent one year at Cisco Junior College in Texas before spending his final three seasons at East Central University (2010-12). He appeared in 30 career games at ECU and registered 165 tackles, 27.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception, and blocked nine kicks. His 27.5 sacks set a school record. In 2010, he recorded 13.5 sacks, which led all Division II linemen and ranked third among all DII players. He originally spent one year at Abilene Christian but did not play football. Born May 5, 1990, the 6-4, 265-pound Bryant is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, where he attended Wichita Falls High School.