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Report: Browns lose Desmond Bryant for the season

Desmond Bryant

Cleveland Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant (92) during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Cleveland. Cleveland won 17-6. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant is likely to miss the 2016 season due to a torn pectoral muscle, Anthony Lima of 92.3 The Fan and WOIO Channel 19 in Cleveland reported Tuesday night.

The report said Bryant had surgery Tuesday to repair the tear and faces a 5-6 month recovery period, which means he’s likely to miss the entire 2016 season.

Byrant led the Browns with six sacks last season and was again expected to be a starter and key player in the team’s defense under defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who was also the team’s defensive coordinator in 2013, the first year Bryant played for the Browns.

A former undrafted success story out of Harvard, Bryant, 30, broke into the league with the Raiders and played four seasons there before signing with the Browns in 2013. He’s started 59 of 104 career games and has started all 41 games he’s played the last three seasons in Cleveland.

The Browns already were starting the season without defensive end/outside linebacker Armonty Bryant, who’s serving a four-game NFL suspension.