The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday excused quarterback Baker Mayfield from attending next week’s mandatory minicamp.
Per the Browns, it was a “mutual decision and best for both parties.”
The veteran quarterback will not be subject to fines for missing the mandatory session.
“I mean, obviously that was a decision made between our organization, Baker and Baker’s team,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said on Wednesday. “Felt like that was the best decision for both sides.”
Cleveland has been attempting to find a trade partner for Mayfield since acquiring fellow quarterback Deshaun Watson in March.
Mayfield, 27, is due a fully guaranteed salary of $18.86 million in 2022, the final season of his rookie contract.
The sticking point in trade talks reportedly has been how much of that salary the Browns are willing to cover.
Mayfield has not attended any of Cleveland’s voluntary workouts this offseason.
Mayfield is 29-30 as a starter since the Browns made him the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. He has completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 14,125 yards, 92 touchdowns and 56 interceptions.
–Field Level Media