Wilson, 23, did not take the trip to Pittsburgh so he could attend to personal matters, according to multiple media reports.
As of 6 p.m. ET Sunday, the Browns have not disclosed the extent of Wilson’s personal matter.
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In the 2021 season, Wilson has played in 13 games, making five starts, and compiling 40 tackles.
Wilson has played 158 special teams snaps this season, which is 49% of the team’s total.
He also played 183 defensive snaps, which is 21% of the team’s total.
It means the Browns are thin at the linebacker spot and special teams.
On Sunday, the Browns were officially eliminated from the playoffs and they will be playing for pride on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Los Angeles Chargers beat the Denver Broncos, 34-13, and the Cincinnati Bengals won the AFC North division after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-31.
Wilson has not played since the 24-22 home win against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 12.
In December, Wilson tested positive for COVID-19.
In Wilson’s first two seasons, he played more on defense than he has in the 2021 season.
During his three-year NFL career, Wilson has compiled an interception, nine pass deflections, a forced fumble, a sack, five tackles for a loss and two quarterback hits.
The Browns selected Wilson out of Alabama in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft with the 155th overall pick.
Wilson is due to make $965,000 in the 2022 season, which is the final year of his rookie contract with the Browns.