The Oakland Raiders have re-signed an important piece to the 2012 campaign in defensive tackle Desmond Bryant. Coming to the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard, Bryant has surpassed all expectations and become an impactful back up that is capable of being a starter one day. Bryant is a big man standing at 6'5 290 lbs and plays with a motor that knows no end.
Bryant showed his versatility last season by filling in at both defensive tackle and defensive end when the Raiders had seymour injuries all over their defensive line. Starting in 10 games, Bryant finished with 35 tackles and 5 sacks. With both Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly getting older, Bryant will likely see a good number of plays this season regardless of injuries. Bryant's ability to penetrate into the back field and make big plays will allow the starters to stay fresh late into games without a downgrade in production while they get rest.