The Steelers have placed wide receiver Diontae Johnson in concussion protocol following the brutal helmet hit he suffered from Browns safety Damarious Randall, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Pittsburgh will monitor Johnson until its next game against the Bengals on Nov. 24, Schefter reports.
During the third quarter of Thursday night's game, Johnson was attempting to catch a pass when Randall lowered his head and hit him with an illegal helmet-to-helmet shot. Johnson was clearly rattled by the hit and his ear was bleeding as the Steelers' medical team helped him off the field. He was briefly examined in the medical tent before being taken to the locker room and the team later declared him out for the rest of the game with a concussion.
Randall was ejected from the game, which took another dramatic turn late in the fourth quarter when a brawl erupted. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph got into a tussle after Garret took him down with a late tackle. They exchanged words before Garrett ripped Rudolph's helmet off and struck him in the head with it.
Garrett received an indefinite suspension for a minimum for the remainder of the regular season and postseason, and the Steelers and Browns were fined $250,000. Cleveland's Larry Ogunjobi received a one-game suspension and Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey was given a three-game ban for their roles in the incident.