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Monday, July 13, 2020

Tyrod Taylor ducks questions about potentially asking for trade

Tyrod Taylor

Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor isn’t actively requesting a trade, but he doesn’t sound like he’s particularly interested in trying to stay with the organization either.

On Wednesday, Taylor said all the right things about fulfilling his role as Cleveland’s backup, but when asked if he was thinking of asking for a trade before the Oct. 30 deadline, he didn’t exactly say no.

“Um, that’s my agent,” Taylor said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I’m pretty sure things happen on a day-to-day basis that I’m not necessarily aware of. Like I said, my mindset is to continue to keep helping this team. It’s a new role for me. Continue to keep being the best teammate and the best leader I can be each and every day, while still working on my game and staying ready for the opportunity if it presents itself.”

Baker Mayfield replaced Taylor when the latter was concussed in Week 3, and when Mayfield rallied the team for its first victory since 2016, Taylor’s fate as the starter was sealed. The former Buffalo Bill is only signed through the end of the season, so his days in Cleveland are numbered either way.

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