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Browns starting LT Greg Robinson is out (concussion) vs. Steelers

The Cleveland Browns will look to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers for the second time this season on Sunday. While they attempt to beat the Steelers twice in a row for the first time since 1999-2000, their starting left tackle Greg Robinson will be out.

Robinson has started in 10 games for the Browns in 2019. Last week, Robinson sustained a concussion in Cleveland’s 41-24 lopsided victory over the Miami Dolphins.

After not being able to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol, Robinson will be inactive in Week 13. The former first-round pick has played sufficient football in 2019, allowing three sacks on 622 offensive snaps with the Browns, per Pro Football Focus.

With Robinson missing Sunday’s showdown with the Steelers, the Browns could start Justin McCray or elect to shift their offensive line. Nevertheless, not having Robinson on Sunday could hurt Cleveland as they attempt to contain the fiery pass-rush duo of Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt.

The Browns’ offensive line has been so-so in 2019, giving up 27 sacks on Baker Mayfield (15th in the NFL). The absence of Robinson will show whether or not Cleveland can trust their depth along the blocking unit moving forward.

The last time the Browns faced the Steelers in Week 11, emotions were running high near the end of the game. Myles Garrett hit Mason Rudolph with his own helmet and others got involved in the scuffle.

As a result, Garrett was suspended indefinitely. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi also received suspensions. Garrett and Pouncey won’t be present for Sunday’s game, while Ogunjobi will return from his one-game suspension.

Garrett and Robinson will both have no say on whether or not Cleveland keeps their three-game winning streak alive versus the Steelers.