Cleveland Browns beat writer and member of the Pro Football Writers of America
Daryl Ruiter’s professional career began in 1997 as an intern with WJW Fox-8 television and WTAM 1100-AM in Cleveland.
Over the past 17 years, Ruiter has covered major sporting events including the Cleveland Browns, Indians, Cavaliers, American League Division Series, American League Championship Series, NBA Playoffs, NBA Finals, NFL Scouting Combine, NCAA Men’s basketball tournament and the NCAA Women’s Final Four.
Ruiter joined WKRK-FM Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan in Aug. 2011 as the station’s Browns beat reporter and web editor. In 2012, Ruiter was accepted as a member of the Professional Football Writers of America.
Ruiter, who grew up in northeast Ohio, spent 12 years with Metro Networks as a sports anchor and reporter. Ruiter also worked for WKNR where he served in a variety of capacities including as the Browns beat reporter, update anchor and a producer.
Ruiter departed WKNR in September of 2010 for the Digital Sports Network, which was partnered with Cleveland.com, where he assumed the role of assistant program director, show host and reporter before joining 92.3 The Fan.
In addition to a stint with MLB.com Radio during the 2006 and 2007 seasons as an AL Central Division correspondent, Ruiter also does free-lance field reporting work for NFL Radio on Sirius/XM.
Ruiter’s hobbies include movie and bobble head collecting, model building and train watching. Daryl lives in and maintains a home in Cleveland, Ohio.
While the fourth preseason game has as much entertainment value as watching paint dry, for players fighting for NFL jobs, it is the most important night of the preseason. Here are a few things to watch for.
Defensive lineman Phil Taylor, a 2011 first-round pick, was among 4 players cut and 5 others given injury designations Tuesday.
Johnny Manziel isn’t concerned about his sore right elbow that has sidelined him for the remainder of the preseason.
The Browns reduced their roster by 6 Monday morning and Cleveland native Shane Wynn is among them.
Head coach Mike Pettine said Sunday afternoon that they are hoping they’ll get to see Pryor on the field Thursday night at Chicago, but if he still can’t play it doesn’t mean he can’t still make the team.
Here’s our latest projection of the Browns starting lineup and what the 53 will look like on Sept. 5.
Leading up to Saturday night’s game Josh McCown didn’t want to reflect on his time in Tampa Bay last season that saw him go 1-10 as a starter. He leaves this time with a much better taste in his mouth following the Browns’ 31-7 drubbing of the Buccaneers.
The Browns travel to Tampa Bay Saturday night for the third preseason game, also known as the “dress rehearsal” because the starters will see extended playing time and for some their last preseason action before the regular season.
Johnny Manziel has been ruled out for Saturday night’s game at Tampa Bay and will likely also sit against the Chicago Bears.
Banner has been hired by ESPN to serve as a “front office analyst” the network announced Thursday.