General manager John Dorsey told reporters Thursday the team plans to work out a gaggle of free-agent wideouts next week. Bryant is on the invite list, but the 29-year-old pass-catcher initially refused to make contact with the organization.
The Browns could use help at the position while Josh Gordon continues his self-imposed absence to focus on off-field health. The oft-absent pass-catcher promised coach Hue Jackson on HBO's Hard Knocks this week that he'd return "soon," but Dorsey on Thursday acknowledged there's "no timetable" for Gordon to materialize.
Cleveland also traded away Corey Coleman to the Bills hours before learning that fourth-rounder Antonio Callaway was cited for marijuana possession. The Browns believe the rookie's account -- that the marijuana discovered in his car during a traffic stop was not his -- but it remains to be seen how the NFL feels about the incident.
As for Bryant, the veteran emerged after Dorsey's comments to tweet: "I'm going to play ... just whenever I get ready."
He later changed his tune, though, to suggest genuine interest in meeting with the Browns:
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