Seahawks Place CB Byron Maxwell On IR

Byron Maxwell is going to be out for a while. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that the Seahawks have placed the cornerback on the injured reserve.

After signing a lucrative six-year, $63 million contract with the Eagles back in 2015, Maxwell has bounced around the NFL. He had a brief stint with the Dolphins before returning to the Seahawks, who originally drafted him in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.

During his first ‘season’ back in Seattle (Maxwell was traded after appearing in two games for Miami in 2017), the cornerback compiled 38 tackles, seven passes defended, and one interception in seven games (six starts).

Despite serving as a starter down the stretch of the 2017 season, Maxwell was expected to play more of a reserve role in 2018. His placement on the IR likely means Tre Flowers or Neiko Thorpe will have a better chance of earning a roster spot behind Justin Coleman, Shaquill Griffin, and Dontae Johnson.

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