The move is not injury related, but rather a coaching decision, according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter:
Browns S Damarious Randall not making the trip to Pittsburgh. Not injury related. A coach’s decision.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 30, 2019
The Browns were already without defensive back Eric Murray, who remains out with a knee injury, so the secondary will once again be shorthanded, a situation that has become essentially a weekly situation with the team.
This is not the first time that Randall has been a late scratch from a game this season. He missed the Week 2 matchup with the New York Jets while in the league-mandated concussion protocol - a diagnosis he did not agree with - and missed the following week’s game with the Los Angeles Rams.
In the previous meeting against the Steelers on November 14, Randall was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Diontae Johnson.
In seven games this season, he has 35 tackles, two sacks and four passes defended.