Browns LB Armonty Bryant suspended 4 games for PEDs

What impact will Bryant's suspension have on Browns? (1:43)

ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon discusses what impact Armonty Bryant's suspension will have on the Browns. (1:43)

Cleveland Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, the NFL announced Friday.

Bryant was suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He was indicted Feb. 10 on two counts of felony drug possession following a Christmas morning traffic stop. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Feb. 24.

Bryant faces charges for possession of Adderall and Oxycodone. Ex-Brown De'Ante Saunders was indicted for improperly handling a weapon in a motor vehicle.

The charges came as a result of Saunders being pulled over for speeding on a Cleveland-area interstate on Christmas morning. Ohio Highway Patrol stopped the car at about 2:15 a.m. Troopers searched the car and found a Glock handgun and 22-round magazine.

Three pills -- two Oxycodones and one Adderall -- were also found in the car.

The team made Bryant inactive for the final two games. Saunders was released from the practice squad soon after the incident.

Bryant collected 5 1/2 sacks for the Browns in 2015, just behind team leader Desmond Bryant who had six. He will be able to take part in all offseason and preseason games and practices.