Daryl Ruiter | 92.3 The Fan

Cleveland Browns beat writer and member of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Browns Notes: Myles Garrett Not Ruled Out This Week But Andrew Luck Is

As of Monday afternoon Garrett, who did make the trip to Baltimore, remains in a walking boot on his right foot but Jackson hopes Garrett will be able to do more this week before ruling him out.

09/19/2017

Browns WR Corey Coleman Has Surgery On Broken Hand Monday, Out Undetermined Amount Of Time

For the second straight year Browns receiver Corey Coleman will miss significant time after breaking his right hand during Sunday’s 24-10 loss to the Ravens in Baltimore.

09/18/2017

Browns WR Corey Coleman Reportedly Has Broken Hand

Coleman suffered the injury with 13:15 remaining in the fourth quarter following a collision with Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphery on an deep ball from rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer down the near sideline which fell incomplete.

09/18/2017

The Good And Bad From Sunday’s 24-10 Browns Loss To Ravens

Hue Jackson’s team got a reality check following a strong debut at home against the Steelers in Week 1 as the Ravens thumped them 24-10 Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium dropping them to 0-2 on the year.

09/18/2017

Iron Man: Browns LT Joe Thomas Finds Himself 4 Shy Of 10,000 Consecutive Snaps

The Browns have gone 48-113 since he was selected third overall in the 2007 NFL Draft and he’s blocked for 19 different starting quarterbacks while playing for 6 GMs, head coaches and coordinators.

09/15/2017

Browns WR Kenny Britt On Key Drop Sunday: ‘Even Hall Of Famers Drop Balls’

Britt sat at his locker, glued to his phone while being peppered with questions about the dropped pass, the possibility of him being pulled as a starter which was insinuated by head coach Hue Jackson on Monday and how he thought rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer fared in his regular season debut.

09/14/2017

Hue Jackson: Rookie QB DeShone Kizer Gives Browns ‘Hope’

The 6-foot-4, 233-pound rookie was able to complete 4 passes for 20 or more yards and 10 that went for at least 13 against a tough, physical Steelers defense that hit him 8 times Sunday.

09/12/2017

Browns Notes: Kenny Britt’s Starting Job In Jeopardy After ‘Inexcusable’ Drop

Hue Jackson didn’t mince words Monday when it came to receiver Kenny Britt’s dropped pass early in the fourth quarter Sunday.

09/11/2017

Browns Stand With Police, Military During Anthem In Show Of Unity Prior To Opener

The entire team, joined by owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, locked arms with members of Cleveland’s police force, first responders and military members as they stood on the sideline for the anthem.

09/11/2017

What To Like And Not Like From The Browns 21-18 Loss To Steelers

Head coach Hue Jackson might not believe in moral victories, there were plenty of them in the 21-18 loss to Pittsburgh as the youngest team in the NFL showed perseverance and promise.

09/11/2017

Browns Release S Calvin Pryor Following Pre-Practice Fight With WR Ricardo Louis

A pre-practice fight has cost safety Calvin Pryor a job in Cleveland.

09/07/2017

Myles Garrett Diagnosed With High Ankle Sprain; Out ‘A Couple Of Weeks’

This is the second injury for Garrett since the Browns selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He suffered a lateral foot sprain in May causing him to sit out the last 2 weeks of OTAs and minicamp in June.

09/07/2017

Browns Notes: Myles Garrett Injures Ankle Wednesday, Status For Opener Now Unknown

A few hours after saying that “You shouldn’t be scared to take anybody down,” Myles Garrett himself went down.

09/06/2017

Myles Garrett Still Aiming For Big Ben, Knows It’ll Be Tough To Make Roethlisberger His First NFL Sack

It took Myles Garrett a millisecond to name the quarterback he looked forward to sacking first after the Browns picked him No. 1 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft: Ben Roethlisberger.

09/06/2017

Recent Roster Moves, Youth Movement Call Into Question Browns’ Desire To Win In 2017

There’s little doubt that Jackson and his players want to win, but do they really have the tools and players to do it? It doesn’t appear that they do.

09/05/2017

Browns Notes: Keeping 4 Quarterbacks Temporary, Backup QB Undetermined

The Browns claimed former Ravens quarterback Josh Woodrum off of waivers Sunday while also electing to keep both Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan behind rookie starter DeShone Kizer.

09/05/2017

Brock Osweiler Appears To Be Odd Man Out After Sitting Last 2 Preseason Games

Should no one be willing to trade for Osweiler, the Browns would have to pay his $16 million salary in full. Even if they find a trade partner it is likely they’d be asked to pick up a massive chunk of that salary.

09/01/2017

Hue Jackson Comments On Release Of Joe Haden, Cameron Erving Trade

Hue Jackson praised the efforts of both players and wished them well Wednesday night on his coaches show.

08/31/2017

CB Joe Haden Signs 3-Year Deal With Steelers Following Release From Browns

Joe Haden will be at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sept. 10. He’ll be dressed in black and gold.

08/30/2017

Browns Trade OL Cameron Erving To Kansas City

Hours after releasing Joe Haden the Browns dumped another first round pick.

08/30/2017

Browns Release CB Joe Haden

A day after failing to deny reports that they were shopping 2-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden, the Browns cut him.

08/30/2017

Trading Joe Haden Is Easier Said Than Done For Browns

Haden is scheduled to make $11.1, $11.2 and $10.5 million in 2017, 2018 and 2019. A trade would also cost the Browns cap hits of $3.3 million this year and $3.2 million in 2018.

08/29/2017

No. 27: DeShone Kizer Hopes To Retire Browns Ugly QB History

A Toledo, Ohio native, Kizer is all too familiar with what a disaster the expansion Browns have been and the quarterback graveyard that has followed since 1999.

08/29/2017

Browns Notes: Supporting Cast Will Make Or Break DeShone Kizer This Year

An argument can be made that Kizer will only be as good as his supporting cast this coming season but through 3 preseason games the returns aren’t great, especially at wide receiver.

08/29/2017

Hue Jackson Names DeShone Kizer Browns Starter, Hopes He Will Be Able To ‘Solve Our QB Issue’

DeShone Kizer will be the Browns’ starting quarterback in 2017.

08/28/2017

DeShone Kizer, Defense Show Glimpses Of Potential In Browns’ 13-9 Win Over Tampa Bay

Kizer completed just 6 of 18 passes for 93 yards in the first half but he was not sacked.

08/27/2017

Jim Brown Speaks To Browns About Social Activism Prior To Game With Buccaneers

A dozen players knelt and prayed during the anthem Monday night prior to their 10-6 win over the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium drawing heavy criticism from conservative fans who maintain any demonstration during the anthem is disrespectful to the country’s military.

08/27/2017

Five Things The Browns Need To Sort Out Saturday Night At Tampa Bay

Saturday night’s third preseason game for the Browns is more than just a dress rehearsal for head coach Hue Jackson.

08/25/2017

Joe Thomas Praises DeShone Kizer’s Professionalism A Week After Saying The Rookie Wasn’t Ready To Play

Thomas didn’t back down from his point that starting at any position – and especially quarterback – in the NFL as a rookie is extremely difficult. However, he also expressed faith that head coach Hue Jackson knows what he is doing in putting Kizer out there so quickly.

08/25/2017

Hue Jackson Doesn’t Put QB Situation To Bed, But DeShone Kizer Is Under The Covers Ready To Be Named The Starter

Jackson will start Kizer Saturday night at Tampa Bay, their third preseason game which is often referred to as the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the regular season, pushing the 21-year old into the driver’s seat to face the Steelers come September 10.

08/24/2017

Browns Notes: DeShone Kizer Hopes To Be Last QB Joe Thomas Blocks For, No Regrets For Brock Osweiler

Kizer will start Saturday night at Tampa Bay and he appears in line to get the nod Sept. 10 against Pittsburgh. The announcement comes a week after Thomas said that the rookie wasn’t ready to start.

08/23/2017

Hue Jackson Names DeShone Kizer Starter Saturday, Still No Declared Starter For Season

Jackson named Kizer the starter for Saturday night’s game at Tampa Bay, the third preseason game which is often referred to as the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the regular season.

08/23/2017

Hue Jackson Hopes To Sort Browns QB Situation Out By Wednesday After Brock Osweiler And DeShone Kizer Fail To Separate Themselves

Jackson has made it clear on multiple occasions that there is no rush to start Kizer but Kessler and Osweiler might be making it a necessity, if not the best option.

08/22/2017

Browns Players Choose Prayer As Their Protest During National Anthem

Last week head coach Hue Jackson came under fire for saying that he hoped he would not have to deal with protests from members of his team before recanting and promising to support their right to do so in a prepared statement a few days later.

08/22/2017

Browns Quarterback Competition Could Be Decided Monday Night Against Giants

Hue Jackson could name his Week 1 starter this week before the Browns travel to Tampa Bay for the customary “dress rehearsal” which is the third preseason game, and who that will be could be decided Monday night.

08/21/2017

Master Plan: Browns Won’t Rush DeShone Kizer Into Starting Role

After Kizer’s preseason debut that saw him complete passes of 52 and 45 yards and account for 2 touchdown drives in 5 offensive series in the second half, the bandwagon to have him start Sept. 10 filled up quickly.

08/18/2017

Hue Jackson Responds To Criticism Following Protest Comments Earlier This Week

Jackson read a prepared statement at the conclusion of his press conference to clarify his position.

08/18/2017

Browns Camp Notes: Camp Breaks With A Few Unanswered Questions

Before season No. 2 of the rebuild kicks off under Jackson, several questions still need to be answered.

08/18/2017

Browns Camp Notes: Brock Osweiler To Start Monday Night Against Giants, 2 Linemen Hurt

Brock Osweiler will start Monday night against the New York Giants head coach Hue Jackson announced after practice Wednesday.

08/16/2017

Browns Camp Notes: Hue Jackson Gives Team Break, To Name Preseason Game 2 Starter Wednesday

Jackson dismissed his team following practice allowing them to forego the usual nightly meetings they have before calling it a day.

08/16/2017

Browns Camp Notes: Jabrill Peppers’ Big Hit Highlights Big Day

Rookie safety Jabrill Peppers spent the afternoon with the first team defense and put on quite the display.

08/15/2017

Hue Jackson Hopes Browns Players Won’t Protest During National Anthem

Following Monday’s practice, Jackson was asked what his reaction would be, or how would he handle the situation if one of his players chose to protest in any form – sitting, kneeling etc. – during the national anthem.

08/15/2017

Browns QBs Coach David Lee: DeShone Kizer Isn’t Ready Yet, And He Knows It

Lee and the Browns haven’t held back as far as installing the offense with Kizer, but Lee has also been trying to break some of Kizer’s bad habits, especially mechanically which takes time.

08/14/2017

Hue Jackson To Weigh QB Options, Too Soon To Make Decision About Starting DeShone Kizer

Everyone is talking about whether or not Jackson will move rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer up the Cleveland Browns’ depth chart.

08/11/2017

DeShone Kizer’s Poise, Strong Arm In Preseason Win Over Saints Fuels QB Debate

Kizer’s performance Thursday night basically threw kerosene on the Browns annual QB competition bonfire, setting the debate ablaze once again much to the chagrin of head coach Hue Jackson.

08/11/2017

Browns 20-14 Win Over The Saints Far From Perfect, But A Win’s A Win

Here’s a look at the good and bad from Thursday night’s 20-14 preseason win over the Saints.

08/11/2017

Saints-Browns Preview: Brock Osweiler Has Chance To Solidify QB Job Thursday Night

It remains unclear just how long Osweiler will be on the field, along with the rest of the starters, but if he is able to move the offense and provide them with scoring opportunities he’ll take a big step towards putting an end to this “competition.”

08/09/2017

Myles Garrett Looks To Send Message, Prove He Belongs With ‘The Big Boys’ Thursday

Garrett will finally get his first crack at a quarterback Thursday night in the preseason opener against Drew Brees, who likely will see very limited action, and the New Orleans Saints.

08/09/2017

Browns Camp Notes: Ricardo Louis Shines In Tuneup For The Saints

The sudden emergence of Louis is good news for the Browns, who are in dire need of finding production beyond just veteran Kenny Britt and sophomore wideout Corey Coleman.

08/09/2017

Browns Camp Notes: Hue Jackson Maintains QB Competition Not Over

The offense had one of their most productive and spirited practices of camp with Osweiler at the helm slinging footballs all over the field – and deep too – while receivers were laying out to try and haul the passes in Monday afternoon.

08/08/2017

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