Not only will the Cleveland Browns not have starting left tackle Greg Robinson for their Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they’ll also not have starting safety Damarious Randall for that contest as of Saturday afternoon.
According to Jake Trotter of espn.com on Saturday, Randall is not making the trip to Pittsburgh and that decision is not injury related, it’s a coach’s one.
Browns S Damarious Randall not making the trip to Pittsburgh. Not injury related. A coach’s decision.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 30, 2019
Randall, who has played in and started seven games for the Browns this season at free safety, was ejected from the team’s Week 11 Thursday night game versus the Steelers for a helmet-to-helmet hit in the third quarter on wide receiver Diontae Johnson. So far this season Randall has registered 35 total tackles, four passes defensed and two sacks.
With Randall now not playing on Sunday against the Steelers the Browns two starting safeties figure to be Juston Burris and Sheldrick Redwine, a rookie. The Browns also won’t have safety Eric Murray on Sunday as he’s already been ruled out for the Week 13 game with a knee injury. The Browns also lost veteran safety Morgan Burnett for the season to an Achilles injury in their first game against the Steelers a few weeks ago.
The Browns will likely promote a safety off their practice squad prior to 4 p.m. EST Saturday.