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Browns agree with Desmond Bryant

Desmond Bryant

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant sits on the bench during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)


Free agent Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant is joining the Browns, PFT’s Mike Florio has learned via a league source.

The 6-foot-6, 311-pound Bryant ranked No. 33 on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100. He racked up 36 tackles and four sacks for Oakland in 2012.

Bryant, 27, joins a Browns defensive line that already includes tackles Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin. It will interesting to see how Cleveland, which is moving to 3-4, will use Bryant. Bryant started eight games at defensive tackle in Oakland in 2012, but it’s possible he could be an end in a “30" front. (At his size, he would also have the bulk to play the nose, too.) Rubin has previously played the nose in a 3-4.