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CLEVELAND -- Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant says he's been medically cleared to play after a health scare.
Bryant underwent an operation in December to correct an irregular heartbeat. His season ended with four games left because of a rapid heartbeat, a condition he has known about for several years and had been treated for in the past.
On Friday, Bryant posted a message on his Twitter account regarding his clearance.
Everybody has been asking about my health. The doctor gave me full clearance and I am currently preparing for a very successful 2014 season!- Desmond Bryant (@DBryant92) March 7, 2014
The 28-year-old signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent last March with Cleveland. He finished with 3 1-2 sacks and 45 tackles in 12 games.
Bryant had been taking medication for the condition, which forced him to leave an Oct. 3 game against Buffalo. He experienced a rapid heart rate following a game against Jacksonville on Dec. 1 and doctors determined he needed a heart ablation.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.