CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns Friday signed defensive lineman Armonty Bryant to a four-year contract, the team announced on Friday..
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.
Selected in the second round (68th overall), McFadden started 45 of 51 career games at San Diego State (2009-12). He registered 188 career tackles, eight interceptions, 39 passes defensed, three sacks and a forced fumble. His 39 pass breakups set a school record. McFadden also returned 17 punts for 116 yards (6.8 average), blocked an extra point and returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns. He became the fifth player in school history to be named first-team All-Mountain West Conference three times. Born Oct. 26, 1990, the 5-9, 195-pound McFadden attended St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif.
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