Bryant can’t do drills, permitted to leave combine

INDIANAPOLIS — With his interviews and physicals complete, Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant sought permission from NFL Scouting Combine officials and left the event Sunday morning, according to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt.

Bryant said Friday that a hamstring injury would prevent him from working out until his pro day March 10. Receivers took part in on-field combine workouts Sunday.

Bryant is widely considered to be the top wide receiver in this year’s draft class, although he sat out most of the 2009 season after being suspended for lying to NCAA investigators about his relationship with NFL Network analyst and former NFL star Deion Sanders.

Several other players who aren’t participating in drills — such as Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen and Minnesota WR Eric Decker — stayed through Sunday and watched the drills from the sideline.

– Frank Tadych

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