Browns’ Randall out against Jets with concussion, Smith back

              FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith (50) walks off the field after an NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, in Cleveland. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said his team is “hurting” for defensive end Chris Smith after his girlfriend was killed in an accident. Petara Cordero, who recently had a daughter with Smith, was struck by a car as she stood on the roadside Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Smith’s car had blown a tire and the 26-year-old Cordero exited the vehicle when she was stuck by an oncoming car driven by a woman who admitted to police she had been drinking. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting safety Damarious Randall will miss Monday night’s game against the New York Jets with a concussion.

Randall practiced the past two days but reported to the team’s facility Saturday with concussion-like symptoms. He has been placed in the league’s protocol for head injuries.

The 27-year-old Randall, who is in his second season with Cleveland, missed practice earlier in the week with what coach Freddie Kitchens said was a stomach virus.

Eric Murray is listed as Randall’s backup on the depth chart and will likely replace him against the Jets. Randall had been looking forward to the game and a chance to face former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The two did not see eye to eye during their one season together.

The Browns also said defensive end Chris Smith returned to practice following the tragic death of his girlfriend, Petara Cordero. She was stuck by a car Wednesday morning while standing next to Smith’s vehicle after a tire malfunction.

Cordero recently gave birth to the couple’s daughter.

The 47-year-old woman who hit Cordero told Cleveland police she had been drinking. The incident is still under investigation.

Smith practiced Saturday, but it hasn’t been determined if he’ll play in New York. He’s listed as questionable on the injury report. One of the team’s most popular players, Smith didn’t play in last week’s loss to Tennessee.

Linebacker Adarius Taylor will miss the game with an ankle injury and rookie Mack Wilson will take his spot in the Browns’ base defense.

Starting left guard Joel Bitonio (abdomen), wide receiver Rashard Higgins (knee), and backup quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) are also questionable.

If Stanton is inactive, Garrett Gilbert will be behind Baker Mayfield.