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Christian Bryant
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Bryant with the Rams in 2016
Free agent
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1992-03-21) March 21, 1992 (age 27)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio)
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
Career history
* St. Louis Rams ( 2014 2015)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:5
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Christian Bryant (born March 21, 1992) is an American football safety who is a free agent. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

Early yearsEdit

Bryant attended Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

College careerEdit

Bryant was pressed into safety duty as a true freshman in 2010 because of an injury to Tyler Moeller, but a foot issue kept him out of five games later in the season. He played in all 12 games in 2011, started nine times while battling through a shoulder issue that finally caused him to miss the regular season finale at Michigan. Ranked in a tie for third in the Big Ten with eight pass break-ups, and his eight total passes defended (PBUs and INTs) ranked 13th in the league. Was tied for second among Buckeyes in passes defended and was also third on the team with 68 tackles. Bryant had a fine junior campaign in 2012 that saw him earn second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors. His 70 tackles trailed only teammate Ryan Shazier's 115, and his 13 passes defended (12 PBUs and one interception) ranked sixth in the Big Ten.

Professional careerEdit

St. Louis RamsEdit

Bryant was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round 241st overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was waived during final cuts on August 30, 2014. He was signed to the Rams practice squad a few days later.

Bryant was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2015 season, but was signed to the practice squad on September 6, 2015.[1][2] On October 2, he was promoted to the active roster.[3] He was waived on October 23, 2015. He re-signed with the Rams four days later.[4]

On September 3, 2016, Bryant was waived by the Rams as part of final roster cuts.[5]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On October 4, 2016, Bryant was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad.[6] He was promoted to the active roster on November 1, 2016.[7] He was released by the Cardinals on November 28, 2016.[8]

New York GiantsEdit

On November 30, 2016, Bryant was signed to the Giants' practice squad.[9]

Arizona Cardinals (second stint)Edit

On December 28, 2016, Bryant was signed by the Cardinals off the Giants' practice squad.[10] He was waived by the Cardinals on May 11, 2017.[11]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On August 23, 2017, Bryant signed with the Cleveland Browns.[12] He was waived on September 1, 2017 during roster cutdowns.[13]

Birmingham IronEdit

In 2018, Bryant signed with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season.[14] He was waived before the start of the regular season, but was re-signed on February 19, 2019. He was waived again on March 4, 2019. He was added to the team's rights list and re-signed to a contract on April 1, 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Simmons, Myles (September 5, 2015). "Rams Reduce Roster to 53 Players". https://web.archive.org/web/20170729140810/http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Reduce-Roster-to-53-Players/bbb8735b-9b5a-4007-ae0f-b8e4cf251956. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  2. Simmons, Myles (September 6, 2015). "Rams Announce Practice Squad". https://web.archive.org/web/20170729140028/http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Announce-Practice-Squad/32e2bb84-92ba-4610-87aa-51022a0f28c3. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  3. Lyons, Joe (October 2, 2015). "Rams notes: Bryant promoted from practice squad, McGee cut". http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/rams-notes-bryant-promoted-from-practice-squad-mcgee-cut/article_56a1bccb-3282-59cb-8d72-37725466184c.html. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  4. Lyons, Joe (October 27, 2015). "Rams report: Ogletree placed on IR in hopes of a December return". StLToday.com. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/rams-report-ogletree-placed-on-ir-in-hopes-of-a/article_1e4f59dc-57a2-525d-a8a0-0d0e0a1a7deb.html. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  5. "Rams Make 53-Man Roster Decisions". September 3, 2016. http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Make-53-Man-Roster-Decisions/d9eabd99-516f-482a-ba08-783512f449de.
  6. Urban, Darren (October 4, 2016). "Chris Johnson, Tyvon Branch To IR; Butler Cut". http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Chris-Johnson-Tyvon-Branch-To-IR-Butler-Cut/a3a64d8b-e7f6-4089-869e-81f4217dd19d.
  7. Urban, Darren (November 1, 2016). "Cardinals bring back Boggs after Veldheer move". http://blog.azcardinals.com/2016/11/01/cardinals-bring-back-boggs-after-veldheer-move/.
  8. "Cardinals release safety Christian Bryant with Tyvon Branch eligible to return". November 28, 2016. http://arizonasports.com/story/938854/cardinals-release-safety-christian-bryant-roster-tyvon-branch/.
  9. "Giants Sign S Christian Bryant To Practice Squad". November 30, 2016. http://nfltraderumors.co/giants-sign-s-christian-bryant-practice-squad/.
  10. Mann, Alex (December 28, 2016). "Cardinals announce additions of Bryant, Dixon". http://www.revengeofthebirds.com/2016/12/28/14101550/cardinals-announce-additions-of-bryant-dixon.
  11. "Cardinals Waive S Christian Bryant". May 11, 2017. http://nfltraderumors.co/cardinals-waive-s-christian-bryant-2/.
  12. "Browns sign DB Christian Bryant". August 23, 2017. http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-sign-DB-Christian-Bryant/20f8e8ef-dbb7-47bb-830e-f8e5eb40614f.
  13. "Browns reduce roster to 65". September 1, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180313182329/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-reduce-roster-to-65/32007e2d-6e64-41c2-867d-3b1be2879e16.
  14. Inabinett, Mark. "Birmingham Iron building roster with in-state talent". https://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/09/birmingham_iron_building_roste.html. Retrieved November 21, 2018.

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