The Pittsburgh Steelers have their share of roster issues, especially on offense. Pittsburgh will be without JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and James Conner (shoulder), likely their best offensive players, but it isn’t as if the Cleveland Browns won’t be without some key players as well when they visit Heinz Field in Week 13.
Saturday, the Browns made it official left tackle Greg Robinson has been ruled out due to a concussion. This per Mary Kay Cabot:
This news wasn’t of the breaking variety, after Robinson had concussion symptoms pop up mid-week, his status was anything but certain heading into Sunday’s grudge match.
On the other hand, Saturday afternoon news broke the Browns left without safety Damarious Randall. Randall isn’t injured, but was ruled out due to a coach’s decision. This too from Mary Kay Cabot:
Randall should be remembered most recently by Steelers fans for his high hit on Diontae Johnson which left him concussed, and also got him ejected form the contest. It wasn’t known what occurred which saw Freddie Kitchens and company rule him out, but it will certainly benefit the Steelers in this rematch.
The Steelers can use any advantage they can get in this upcoming game, and the absence of a starting left tackle and safety certainly can be viewed as an advantage in what is anticipated to be a fierce battle between two bitter rivals.
Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they prepare for the Browns this Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, which was originally scheduled for 4:25 but moved by the NFL.