Watch: Hue Jackson keeps promise, jumps into Lake Erie after Browns go 0-16

Browns coach Hue Jackson kept true to his promise.

Coming off a 2016 season when Cleveland went 1-15, Jackson told reporters there was no way they would have that bad of a record again.

I carry them and their families and this city with me contrary to what anybody believes. It’s on me. I wear it every day. So I just thank them for being a part of this because they didn’t have to do this. They didn’t have to come here and support this. I made the statement, and they said, ‘No, I want to do this,’ and I’m thankful.

He is progressing with his life and recovery. I’m enjoying doing that in privacy, he said. That is all I was calling to say.

He would not answer any questions about his recovery, about being impersonated or what he has been up to since 2012, but that when I get to that point, I will call you. Harrison’s wife, Michelle, also confirmed the account was not theirs.

The account that posed as Harrison posted at least two messages on Saturday; one read No one can measure your WILL! #inspireothers and another appeared to be an inspirational video. It’s not clear who was in the video.

Two days after the messages — which went viral, including stories on multiple outlets — former NFL receiver Greg Jennings, who has known Harrison since their days together in their hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan, posted a message saying the account was false.

The account was deleted the same day and reappeared Wednesday posing as Vernon Gholston with the handle (@Gholston50). A message left for Gholston, a former NFL defensive end, was not immediately returned.

That account was then deleted Thursday and again reappeared, this time with the handle @CharlesRogers80 — presumably impersonating another former NFL player, Charles Rogers. All three players who have been impersonated by the account went to high school in Michigan.

Hue Jackson became sold on Baker Mayfield at private workout

Hue Jackson needed convincing, and Baker Mayfield‘s combine performance wasn’t enough.

The Browns coach said Mayfield’s private workout at Oklahoma on March 22 sold him on Mayfield. Jackson noted Mayfield’s processing speed on the white board.

“I am being very honest,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It started at the combine just talking to him and listening to some of the things he has said, and I go, ‘OK, well, that still didn’t convince me yet.’

“Then going down and working him out in Norman and watching him with his teammates and how he throws the football. The ball jumps off his arm. He has a quick arm. He is very accurate with the ball. From there, obviously, spending some more time with him when he came here. Baker Mayfield from a football IQ standpoint is as good as I have been around. He has tremendous arm talent, more so than anybody knows.

As to the altercation that supposed happened during a visit with the Eagles, Rapoport reports that there was a “shouting match,” and that one unnamed source called it the worst meeting that team ever had with a player. (Oddly, Mike Mayock’s final mock draft had Guice going to the Eagles at No. 32; Mayock handles the in-booth analysis for Philly’s preseason games.)

Chatter continues regarding other incidents and rumors involving Guice, to the point where Washington is currently looking into some of the scuttlebutt. Some would say they should have done that before they put his name on the card. (Others would say, “What else do you expect from this specific franchise?”)

Here’s a prediction that one source shared with PFT prior to the draft. (I stay away from posting opinions from anonymous sources before the draft because of the very real incentive teams have to trash guys they secretly hope to draft at a lower spot. Now that Guice has been picked, that concern doesn’t apply.) Per the source, an executive from a team that had multiple chances to draft Guice and didn’t, it’s expected that unless he matures quickly Guice will have a couple of years of solid production before he wears out his welcome and ends up cut or traded.

Rams trade for Brandin Cooks

The Rams have traded for a wide receiver, but it isn’t Odell Beckham.

Per multiple reports, that the Rams and Patriots have agreed to a trade that will send Brandin Cooks to Los Angeles. The Patriots will also send a fourth-round pick to the Rams while the Rams will send the 23rd pick of this year’s draft and a sixth-round selection to New England.

The Packers must revamp their edge pass rush as they flip their base 3-4 defense to Mike Pettine’s watch. Either Landry or Marcus Davenport makes sense for their scheme as freakish athletes who can wreak havoc in the backfield.

The Cardinals are a team to watch to make a move for a QB in the top five, but with the way things have shaken out in this mock, we still can attach them to Allen at No. 15. Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon were signed in free agency, but neither can be trusted as a solution beyond 2018. Allen needs a little time to hone his accuracy and mechanics to match his arm and athleticism. Arizona’s situation allows for that.

That doesn’t mean the Broncos have everything they want at the position. Finding a consistent third option has been among the team’s offensive issues over the last couple of seasons, which is why they drafted Carlos Henderson in the third round of last year’s draft.

Henderson didn’t provide any help, however, because he missed the entire regular season with a torn ligament in his thumb. Coach Vance Joseph said this week that the team is looking for Henderson to hit the ground running this year.

“We’re counting on that kid to come in and play for us, especially in the slot,” Joseph said, via the Denver Post. “Or even [Sanders] goes to the slot and [Henderson] goes outside. Someone has to go into the slot and win the one-on-ones so we can get fair coverages on third downs.”

The Broncos are short on other options to join Sanders and Thomas in the lineup, so they may go back to the well in this year’s draft to increase their chances of hitting on the right offensive mix.

Rays place Brad Miller on disabled list with groin injury

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed first baseman Brad Miller on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

Manager Kevin Cash said Miller was hurt as he started out of the batter’s box on a fifth-inning single in Sunday’s 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Miller stayed in the game but was replaced by pinch hitter Joey Wendle two innings later.

Beckham showing up can be viewed as a goodwill offering, and the hope is that this leads to meaningful contract negotiations, something that has yet to happen at any point to date. Beckham wants to remain with the Giants despite the team’s brass saying at the NFL meetings that they would listen to offers for their top playmaker, even though they weren’t technically shopping him. Shurmur isn’t concerned about that affecting Beckham. The two have remained in contact in recent weeks, even meeting in Los Angeles when Shurmur went there to watch quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen throw.

“I’m not worried about it. I really believe Odell is a professional,” Shurmur said. “He wants to be great and he understands the importance of the offseason, and he’s a competitive guy. “Again, we had already started communicating before all that information kind of got out there and was talked about to a great deal.”

Manager Ron Gardenhire said Cabrera is “ready to go” and has him batting third and playing first base against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

The two-time American League MVP jammed his hip when he tripped and fell rounding first on a single in the first inning against Chicago on Thursday. It tightened up when he played the field, and Niko Goodrum replaced him at first base in the second.

Gardenhire said right-hander Mike Fiers (lumbar strain) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list in time to start Sunday’s game.

Just as Sanchez arrived at third, Stanton decided to go back to the base, too. Seeing Sanchez there, he kept running up the baseline in the direction of the left-field corner. Joseph tagged him out.

Only one out was given, but per MLB rules, two should have been awarded.

Calvin Ridley unhappy with combine, but still feels he’s top receiver in draft

It was the University of Alabama’s Pro Day on Wednesday and there were enough NFL personnel execs and coaches on hand that it felt a bit like the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

One difference was that wide receiver Calvin Ridley opted not to go through the same drills that he performed at the combine. Tim Daniels of Bleacher Report reports that Ridley did not run a 40 or do any of the other athletic testing from Indy, opting to run routes and do other positional work instead.

No terms were released, but the deal is reportedly worth $14 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter . It was expected that Suh – who was also being pursued by the New Orleans Saints , Tennessee Titans , and New York Jets (until Sunday when they rescinded their offer) – would sign a long-term, big-money deal, so it’s somewhat of a surprise he inked a one-year contract. However, considering the Rams will either have to pay Donald on the same level as the likes of Von Miller either this offseason or next, it’s a logical move for L.A. not to lock up too much money in one position.

Baker, 30, previously spent five seasons in Washington, where he made 168 tackles and 11.5 tackles.

“They’re fraternal twins that are two years older than me. When you’re a kid, a youngster growing up, and you have two older brothers who are Packers fans, picking on me a little bit, now the tables are turned and they’ll be supporting the Honolulu blue and silver and I’m fired up about that.”

In additional to being a Lions fan, Willson’s college position coach was former Lions tight end David Sloan.

Since being drafted in the fifth round out of Rice in 2013, Willson has spent his entire five-year pro career with Seattle. Never a top option in the passing game, he’s averaged 18 catches for 226 yards per season. He’s hauled in 11 touchdowns, including a career-high four last season.