The Cleveland Browns will excuse quarterback Baker Mayfield from their mandatory minicamp, which begins next Tuesday.

The team said the move was a mutual decision and "best for both parties" amid the uncertainty around Mayfield's future following his trade request in March.

It doesn't appear Mayfield is any closer to getting his wish than when he first said he wanted out.

ESPN's Jake Trotter reported in May a deal between Cleveland and the Carolina Panthers "never got close" because the Panthers wanted the Browns to eat a "significant portion" of the quarterback's 2022 salary.

The 27-year-old will make $18.9 million before hitting free agency in 2023.

Trotter laid out the details of the rift between Mayfield and the Browns, something that was growing before the team acquired Deshaun Watson and gave him a fully guaranteed five-year, $230 million extension.

Wednesday's minicamp news isn't surprising since the situation appears to be unsalvageable.