TE Seth DeValve, with 10 catches all of 2017, had four catches for 21 yards in the season opener.
FS Derrick Kindred foiled a Steelers touchdown drive with an interception at the Browns 1-yard-line early in the fourth quarter.
MLB Joe Schobert, in his first start at middle linebacker, led the Browns with nine tackles.
WR Kenny Britt, after a poorly played preseason, dropped a pass on second-and-19 in the fourth quarter that would have resulted in a first down.
RG Kevin Zeitler sustained a thumb injury in the opener Sunday, but he should be fine, head coach Hue Jackson said Monday.