Seahawks To Sign CB Byron Maxwell

The Seahawks are signing cornerback Byron Maxwell, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). It’s a one-year deal for the veteran. Byron Maxwell (vertical)

The deal brings Maxwell back to where he played his best football. His lucrative free agent deal turned out to be a mistake for the Eagles and the Dolphins couldn’t get much out of him post-trade, but he might be able to recapture some of his old magic with a return to Seattle. He’ll also have a huge opportunity to shine after Richard Sherman suffered a season-ending Achilles tear.

Coaches in Miami believed that Maxwell was going rogue and refusing to play the defenses called from the sidelines. That could indicate that Maxwell – now a much richer man than he was in 2014 – had lost motivation. It could also signal that he has lost a step and is no longer able to play press-man coverage against speedier receivers.

Before signing with Seattle, Maxwell also auditioned for the Falcons earlier this month.

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  1. Kwattsup

    Welcome back Byron!! Prove them all wrong! Sometimes it’s about the system and coaching!

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