No longer part of Cleveland’s future, Mayfield is not participating in the team’s voluntary offseason program as the team tries to work out a trade to get rid of the 2018 No. 1 overall draft pick.
On Wednesday, coach Kevin Stefanski was reluctant to address the polarizing QB at all.
“That’s a unique situation. It’s fluid and we just continue to work through as we go through each day,” Stefanski said. “It’s voluntary. The guys who are here and excited to be here, excited to work.”
The fact that the Browns are barely acknowledging Mayfield underscores his stunning fall with the team. Last week, Mayfield said he felt disrespected by the team, which sent six draft picks to Houston for Deshaun Watson.
Denzel Ward, who recently became the highest paid cornerback in NFL history, said Mayfield reached out to him and congratulated him on his new deal.
“I was appreciative of him for that,” Ward said.