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Browns DE Bryant out with irregular heartbeat

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TOM WITHERS

AP Sports Writer

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant will undergo a surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat and miss the remainder of the season.

The Browns said Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract in March, reported symptoms Monday. He was taken out of an Oct. 3 game against Buffalo and was briefly hospitalized at The Cleveland Clinic with an irregular heartbeat.

Bryant will undergo the procedure this week, the team said.

The 27-year-old started all 12 games this season and made 45 tackles and 3 1-2 sacks.

The Browns placed him on the reserve/non-football illness list. Bryant played the last four seasons with Oakland before signing with the Browns as a free agent.

Bryant was not on the practice field Wednesday and the team only disclosed his injury following the workout.

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