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Reports: Baker Mayfield Asks For Trade; Browns Say No
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has requested a trade out of Cleveland. Mayfield's request comes after the Browns made a trade offer to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson.

Cleveland was informed earlier Thursday that it was no longer in the running to acquire Watson.

Mayfield told ESPN that he thinks it’s in the best interests of both him and the team if they go their separate ways.

“It’s in the mutual interest of both sides for us to move on," the QB said. "The relationship is too far gone to mend. It’s in the best interests of both sides to move on.”

But Mary Kay Cabot of reports that the Browns told Mayfield’s agent they won’t accommodate his request.

As's Michael David Smith summed it up: "The Browns reportedly wanted to move on from Mayfield as recently as a couple days ago, but that was before the news broke that they were going to miss out on acquiring Watson. Now they may not think they can find an upgrade for Mayfield."

Mayfield is under contract for one more year with a salary of $18.8 million and it remains to be seen how much interest there is in trading for that contract, prompting Smith to suggest the Browns and Mayfield may end up stuck with each other even after both sides wanted to move on.

We'll be watching for more.