Harrison Bryant

Cleveland Browns
Tight End #88
Cleveland Browns
Tight End #88

Harrison Bryant News

Two catches in finale

Bryant caught two of two targets for 20 yards in a 28-14 loss to the Steelers in Week 18.

Analysis: Bryant finished the season with season highs in catches (31), targets (42) and yards (239) along with one touchdown. An increase in production was expected after Browns didn't bring tight end Austin Hooper back, although Bryant was clearly second behind David Njoku, who lived up to the four-year deal he signed during the offseason. Bryant has one more year left on his rookie deal and should return in the same role for the 2023 season. Cleveland's down year was not the fault of its receivers. The club is in "win now" mode after sinking so much into quarterback Deshaun Watson, so expect the same crew of targets back next season, when the Browns hope to see its pricey quarterback live up to his price tag.

Jan 10, 2023 5:01 AM EST

Two catches in win

Bryant caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 24-10 win over Washington in Week 17.

Analysis: Bryant had his most active day as a receiver since Week 11. In the five games leading up to Week 17, Bryant totaled six targets, six catches and 30 yards. He remains a clear backup to David Njoku but could benefit in 2023 when quarterback Deshaun Watson has a full offseason to establish a rapport with all of Cleveland's receivers. In a positive sign that Watson is getting on the same page with the rest of the offense, he completed 6-of-10 passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns in the second half.

Jan 2, 2023 6:16 AM EST

Catches two passes in win

Bryant caught two of two targets for seven yards in Saturday's 13-3 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Bryant remains a distant second on the tight end depth chart behind David Njoku. He has just six catches (six targets) for 30 yards over the last four games.

Dec 18, 2022 6:15 PM EST

Targeted once in limited snaps

Bryant caught his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals in Week 14.

Analysis: Bryant played a season-low eight snaps, as tight end offense ran through a now-healthy David Njoku (69 snaps, nine targets). It's the second consecutive week with just one target.

Dec 12, 2022 5:01 AM EST

Two touches in win

Bryant caught his lone target for six yards and had one carry for eight yards in Sunday's 27-14 win over Houston in Week 13.

Analysis: With starting tight end David Njoku sidelined by a knee injury, Week 13 was seen a potentially big spot for Harrison but it turned out to be less than anticipated. That's probably because the Browns started quarterback Deshaun Watson, who hadn't played a regular season game since 2020. The rust was evident, and Cleveland stuck to its run-heavy attack.

Dec 5, 2022 5:35 AM EST

To cover for Njoku on Sunday

Bryant is in line to serve as the Browns' No. 1 tight end Sunday at Houston with David Njoku (knee) ruled out for the contest, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Njoku previously sat out Weeks 8 and 10 due to a sprained left ankle, which allowed Bryant to take on an elevated snap share in those two outings. Still, getting 72 and 76 percent of the offensive plays resulted in only three catches (on three targets) for 15 yards and a touchdown for Bryant during that span. As a result, he seemingly is a TD-dependent option, despite the upcoming increased workload.

Dec 2, 2022 2:13 PM EST

Minimized role in win

Bryant caught two of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 23-17 overtime victory over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Bryant's workload picked up while David Njoku missed two games and was slowed in his return last week from an ankle injury, but the starting tight end was back in form Sunday. That resulted in fewer snaps and looks for Bryant, who had 10 targets the last two games. With Deshaun Watson due back from his 11-game suspension next week at Houston, Bryant could see an uptick in production going forward.

Nov 27, 2022 4:53 PM EST

Receives seven targets in loss

Bryant caught four of seven targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Bills in Week 11.

Analysis: Bryant once again led all tight ends in snaps (55, 73 percent), as position leader David Njoku (28, 37 (percent) returned from an ankle injury that cost him two games. Presumably, Njoku was eased into the rotation and could be back to normal for next week's home game against Tampa Bay.

Nov 21, 2022 5:22 AM EST

Scores first TD

Bryant caught three of three targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 39-17 loss to Miami in Week 10.

Analysis: Bryant scored his first touchdown since Week 17 of 2021. The emergence of David Njoku (ankle) as a reliable threat in 2022 has diminished Bryant's opportunities, but he benefited from Njoku being inactive for a second straight game.

Nov 14, 2022 5:23 AM EST

Set for top TE role again

Bryant's teammate David Njoku (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Bryant played a season-high 74 percent of snaps in the first game Njoku missed, Week 8 against Cincinnati, but finished without a target in a game where the Browns attempted only 23 passes and used a sixth offensive lineman on more than one-third of their snaps. They also had Bryant block on seven of his 18 pass snaps, and it's possible he continues to do more blocking than Njoku did when he was healthy. Bryant could still have some value in deeper leagues, but it may only be for another week with his injured teammate hoping to return soon.

Nov 11, 2022 1:50 PM EST

Untargeted in win

Bryant was not targeted among 53 snaps in Monday's 32-13 win over the Bengals in Week 8.

Analysis: Bryant took on the role as the primary tight end, as David Njoku (ankle) was inactive for the game. Njoku is typically a key part of the passing attack, but Bryant was invisible Monday. That's largely due to the Browns playing according to plan. They had a season-high 44 rushing attempts and threw a season-low 23 passes. Bryant enters the bye week with 14 catches on 21 targets for 114 yards.

Nov 1, 2022 5:38 AM EST

Filling in for Njoku

Bryant is slated to work as the Browns' top tight end Monday night against the Bengals, with David Njoku (ankle) inactive, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Pharaoh Brown is in line to serve as the team's No. 2 tight end Monday, with practice squad elevation Miller Forristall also on hand. In Njoku's absence, Bryant - who has caught 14 passes (on 21 targets) for 114 yards in seven games to date -- is in line for an uptick in snaps and targets, making him an option for those looking to replace Njoku in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

Oct 31, 2022 4:06 PM EST

Last tight end standing

Bryant caught two of two targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Ravens in Week 7.

Analysis: By the fourth quarter, the Browns were down two tight ends and Bryant was the lone representative at the position. The bye week is not until Week 9, so the tight end room will be sparse to start preparations for Week 8 against the Bengals. Both David Njoku (ankle) and Pharaoh Brown (neck) couldn't finish the loss to Baltimore. Njoku tweeted he'll "be back soon," while Adam Schefter of ESPN reports a source stating the injury "isn't serious." Brown is being evaluated for a concussion, per Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal. Pending the health status of the injured players, Bryant could take on a larger role next week at home to resurgent Cincinnati.

Oct 24, 2022 4:40 AM EST

Has three catches in loss

Bryant caught three of four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 38-15 loss to New England in Week 6.

Analysis: For the third time this season, Bryant recorded 18 receiving yards, and he has 99 yards through six weeks. He's playing second fiddle to David Njoku, who is experiencing a breakout season, and his 19 targets rank fourth on the team.

Oct 16, 2022 6:52 PM EST

Targeted once in loss

Bryant did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Chargers in Week 5.

Analysis: Bryant battled an illness during the week but was on the field for 57 percent of the offensive snaps. It's unlikely the illness had any impact on his targets. The second-string tight end has caught nine of 15 targets for 81 yards and has yet to score. Week 5 saw the introduction of newly signed tight end Pharaoh Brown, whose presence could eventually eat into Bryant's playing time. Brown played just two snaps Sunday.

Oct 10, 2022 5:46 AM EST

Practices fully Friday

Bryant (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice session and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Bryant was unable to practice Wednesday due to his illness, and he was limited Thursday. However, he won't be forced to miss any game action after logging a full practice session to close out the week. The 2020 fourth-rounder has secured nine of 14 targets for 81 yards to begin the season.

Oct 7, 2022 2:33 PM EST

Returns to practice

Bryant (illness) was able to practice Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Bryant sat out practice Wednesday due to the illness, but he returned in some form Thursday. The Browns have not released their official practice report yet, so it's not clear if he was a limited or full participant. However, either would be a step in the right direction for the third-year tight end. With David Njoku (knee) and recent signee Pharaoh Brown (hip) both questionable for Sunday against the Chargers as well, Bryant could potentially find himself in a significant role, if he plays.

Oct 6, 2022 11:26 AM EST

Dealing with illness

Bryant didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Bryant is coming off a season-high six targets in Week 4, so the timing of the aliment is unfortunate. The backup tight end will have two more practices to clear the issue before the team needs to make decision on his status for Week 5.

Oct 5, 2022 1:53 PM EST

Getting regular looks

Bryant caught four of six targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Atlanta in Week 4.

Analysis: Bryant, who went untargeted Week 3 when he nursed thumb and thigh injuries, was back in the target rotation. His six looks were a season high, and Bryant has 14 targets (three in the red zone) over four games.

Oct 3, 2022 6:25 AM EST

Handles regular workload

Bryant was not targeted over 34 offensive snaps in Thursday's 29-17 win over Pittsburgh in Week 3.

Analysis: Bryant battled thumb and thigh injuries on the short week but managed to play 47% of the offensive snaps, which is his average through three games. Not targeting him may have been part of the plan to limit exposing Bryant to injury. That worked out well for primary tight end David Njoku, who broke out with nine catches (10 targets) for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Sep 23, 2022 5:37 AM EST

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