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Raiders’ Desmond Bryant hospitalized with rapid heartbeat

Desmond Bryant

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant (90) is seen during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)90


Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was taken to the hospital during Sunday’s game because of a rapid heartbeat, but he is expected to be OK.

The team confirmed that Bryant was taken to Eden Medical Center at the start of the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers after the team’s medical staff determined that he had an accelerated heartbeat.

The Raiders said Bryant is “resting comfortably” and that he was taken to the hospital strictly for precautionary reasons.

The 6-foot-6, 311-pound Bryant is in his fourth season in Oakland after signing with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard in 2009.