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Byron Maxwell | Defensive Back | #41

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (173) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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With Dolphins rookie CB Xavien Howard sidelined by a knee injury, Byron Maxwell will be reinserted into the starting lineup.
Maxwell was terrible the first three games before being benched last Thursday. Now he will be asked to start opposite Tony Lippett. The Titans' passing game is terrible, but even Marcus Mariota and company should be able to find some success against Miami. Oct 8 - 12:45 PM

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Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell didn't play a single defensive snap in Thursday night's Week 4 loss to the Bengals.

The Dolphins announced before the game that Maxwell was being removed from the starting lineup, but he wasn't expected to be put on ice altogether. He was one of just three active Dolphins players not to play a down. Meanwhile, young CBs Tony Lippett and Xavien Howard got their lunch money taken by A.J. Green.
Sep 30 - 11:20 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are scaling back CB Byron Maxwell's snaps for Week 4.'s Mike Garofolo reports Maxwell has been outright benched, and that Tony Lippett will start opposite rookie Xavien Howard. Maxwell's dismal Eagles play has carried over to Miami, where he's been one of the league's worst corners on 244 snaps. A second-year fifth-rounder, Lippett is also a disaster waiting to happen. He hasn't played a defensive snap this season. Miami's secondary is a massive trouble spot.
Sep 29 - 6:32 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said CB Byron Maxwell "hasn't disappointed" during OTAs.

Maxwell has waged several battles against sophomore DeVante Parker early in the offseason program, and Gase believes those matchups can only be good for the young receiver. "He has challenged the wideouts," Gase said. "I know, offensively, he makes our guys better, because they know they’re going to get a tough matchup every time that they go out there." Without any proven depth behind him, the Dolphins are relying on Maxwell to be a true No. 1 corner after the role looked too big for him last year in Philadelphia.
May 28 - 11:30 AM

Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell expects to get to play more press coverage in 2016.

"That’s one of the things I do best," Maxwell said. "(DC Vance Joseph) wants us to press and play man coverage and be aggressive with the receivers on the line and get them off their routes. ... I love it down here." Maxwell clearly believes he wasn't unleashed enough in Philly. Maxwell excelled pressing in Seattle. He should be better than he was in 2015, but that's not a high bar to clear.
Apr 26 - 7:26 PM

New Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell insists his shoulder is 100 percent healthy.

"100 percent," Maxwell said. "A hundo." There were reports Maxwell couldn't even bench press or do push-ups during his Dolphins physical, but he's apparently over the issue that held him out in Week 17 for the Eagles. Still only 28, Maxwell is a bounce-back candidate for 2015.
Apr 26 - 1:14 PM

New Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary by $1.5 million.

He will get an extra $2 million of his now $8.5 million base salary guaranteed in exchange. The move brings his total guaranteed money in 2017 to $5 million, all but ensuring he will be with the Dolphins for the next two years. Maxwell is scheduled to make $8.5 million guaranteed this season.
Mar 10 - 9:03 PM

New Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) denied a report he told doctors he could not do a push-up or bench press during his physical.

The deal between the Eagles and Dolphins was reportedly close to dead because of a failed physical by Maxwell, who suffered a sprained SC joint in his shoulder Week 15. Maxwell denied those reports, saying he will "be good." Maxwell also confirmed he restructured his contract in the trade, but he did not reveal the specifics of his new deal. The Dolphins gave up the No. 8 overall pick to acquire Maxwell, WLB Kiko Alonso (knee) and the No. 13 overall pick.
Mar 10 - 11:10 AM

Dolphins acquired CB Byron Maxwell, WLB Kiko Alonso, and the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 draft from the Eagles in exchange for the No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft.

The deal was agreed upon Monday, but there was a hang-up Wednesday morning when the Dolphins were reviewing Maxwell's physical. He suffered a sprained SC joint in his shoulder Week 15 and missed the final two games. Maxwell allegedly told the physician that he still can't bench press or do a push-up, but the Dolphins laughably have still signed off on the deal. Eagles GM Howie Roseman has pulled off a heist, moving up five spots in the first round AND getting the Dolphins to take Maxwell's albatross six-year, $63 million deal.
Mar 9 - 11:08 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the trade sending CB Byron Maxwell and WLB Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins is "considered dead."

The two teams also would be swapping first-round picks with the Eagles getting the Dolphins' No. 8 overall pick and Miami moving down to No. 13. It was pure highway robbery by Eagles GM Howie Roseman just to get Dolphins czar Mike Tannenbaum to take the contracts of Maxwell and Alonso. It appears after a couple days of thought that Tannenbaum is smartening up and getting out of this one. The reason the deal is on life support is allegedly the Dolphins' concern with Maxwell's shoulder.
Mar 9 - 8:30 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles and Dolphins are discussing a potential trade involving CB Byron Maxwell.

It makes sense the Eagles want to move out from under Maxwell's bloated contract, but this trade makes little sense from the Dolphins' end. Maxwell is owed $8.5 million guaranteed this season as well as $3 million guaranteed in 2017. That is a lot of guaranteed money for a player who has proven to be at best league average. Miami's interest in Maxwell indicates Brent Grimes is a goner.
Mar 7 - 11:49 AM

Eagles declared CB Byron Maxwell, QB Thad Lewis, WR Jonathan Krause, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, CB Jaylen Watkins, LB Steven Means, and OT Tanner Hawkinson inactive for Week 17 against the Giants.

Maxwell was a total bust in his first year of a six-year, $63 million contract.
Jan 3 - 11:39 AM

The Eagles are expected to place CB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) and DT Bennie Logan (calf) on injured reserve this week.

The Eagles were eliminated by the Redskins on Saturday, which makes next week's game against the Giants meaningless. Maxwell was one of the most coveted cornerbacks in free agency but his first year in Philly was a disaster. He owns PFF's 73rd-highest cornerback grade out of 117 qualifiers.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Eagles RCB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) is inactive for Week 16 against Washington.

Maxwell didn't practice all week with a sprained SC joint. Eric Rowe and E.J. Biggers will start on the outside. Also inactive for the Eagles are QB Thad Lewis, NT Bennie Logan, OL Barrett Jones, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, OLB Steven Means, and OL Tanner Hawkinson.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Eagles RCB Byron Maxwell is dealing with a sprained SC joint in his shoulder, and is uncertain for Saturday's game against the Redskins.

Maxwell's absence would leave E.J. Biggers and Jaylen Watkins as the Eagles' top two corners unless Eric Rowe can get cleared from his concussion. A street free agent could end up seeing snaps in an all-important NFC East showdown.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 02:05:00 PM

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