The Browns could get a big boost on their defensive line Sunday at Pittsburgh.
For the first time since he suffered a knee injury late in the action Week 9 at Denver, Olivier Vernon has a shot at returning to the lineup. The veteran defensive lineman is one of three players considered questionable for Cleveland's showdown with the Steelers.
Vernon returned to practice Wednesday and was a limited participant throughout the week. Coupled with the return of DT Larry Ogunjobi, who served a one-game suspension last week, the Browns would have two more starters on the defensive line than they did the previous week if Vernon were able to play.
Robinson was placed in the league's concussion protocol Wednesday and did not practice this week. Justin McCray or Kendall Lamm would be among the Browns' options at left tackle if Robinson is not available.
The Steelers will be without WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee). RB James Conner (shoulder) is considered doubtful.
Check out photos of the Browns preparing for their game against the Steelers Sunday by team photographer Matt Starkey