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Byron Maxwell | Defensive Back | #41

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (173) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks are "in talks" to re-sign free agent CB Byron Maxwell.
Maxwell has drawn zero known outside interest the first week of free agency. Now 30, Maxwell spent the second half of last season in Seattle after getting released by the Dolphins in October. Maxwell was Pro Football Focus' No. 41 cover corner and would be a veteran presence for Seattle. Mar 16 - 9:23 AM

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Seahawks signed CB Byron Maxwell, formerly of the Dolphins.

Maxwell fell out of favor with Dolphins coaches earlier this year and was released on October 24, but he played well last season and was often used by Miami to shadow No. 1 receivers. He's still only 29 years old. With Richard Sherman (Achilles') out for the season, Maxwell should be able to jump right into a role with his old team. He should eventually settle in as a starter opposite rookie Shaq Griffin, with Justin Coleman staying in the slot.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Free agent CB Byron Maxwell is expected to visit the Seahawks this week.

Maxwell was an original member of the Seahawks' Legion of Boom, spending four years with Seattle from 2011-2014. Trovon Reed, another former Seahawk, is also being brought in. The Seahawks are looking to replace Richard Sherman, who is out for the year with a torn Achilles.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 12:49:00 PM

Free agent CB Byron Maxwell visited the Falcons.

Maxwell and coach Dan Quinn know each other well from their time together in Seattle. Maxwell would be an experienced addition for the Falcons' underperforming defense, but not an impact one.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Dolphins released CB Byron Maxwell.

QB David Fales was signed in a corresponding move. Their best corner last season, Maxwell has not been active since Week 3 in part because of a hamstring injury but mostly because he fell out of favor with the coaching staff. Despite a disappointing start to the year, Maxwell should find another team quickly. The Dolphins will move forward with Xavien Howard and Cordrea Tankersley at corner.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Dolphins declared CB Byron Maxwell, LB Stephone Anthony, CB Torry McTyer, S Maurice Smith, DT Jordan Phillips, OT Sam Young, and OG Isaac Asiata inactive for Week 5 against the Titans.

The Dolphins' best cornerback last year, Maxwell has fallen out of the team's good graces in addition to battling a hamstring injury. The Fins will once again turn to rookie Cordrea Tankersley as a starter opposite Xavien Howard.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell (hamstring) is inactive for Week 4 against the Saints.

Maxwell reportedly suffered the injury during pre-game warmups and will be replaced in the starting lineup by third-round rookie Cordrea Tankersley, although there are reports the switch would have been made even without the injury. It is an upgrade for the Saints' pass catchers, but this was already a great matchup. Maxwell should be considered questionable for Week 5 against the Titans.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 08:10:00 AM

Byron Maxwell (eye) is questionable to return against the Jets in Week 3.

With Maxwell hurt, the Dolphins have gone with Alterraun Verner more than usual. The Jets have actually moved the ball against the Dolphins today and earned their first lead of the season.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 02:26:00 PM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports the Dolphins are giving Alterraun Verner a "real chance" to beat out Byron Maxwell as a starting corner.

Maxwell was Pro Football Focus' No. 10 cover corner out of 119 qualifiers last season and really rebounded in Miami following a dreadful stint with the Eagles. But the Dolphins' higher-ups apparently don't love Maxwell as much as the analytics site. Xavien Howard apparently has one side locked down as a starter, but Miami has been floated as a possible spot for Joe Haden.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:35:00 AM

When talking about the Dolphins' secondary, Byron Maxwell said "we can be something great."

He compared Miami's secondary to Seattle's Legion of Boom, which Maxwell was once a part of. "We can be talked about how they talked about us in Seattle," said Maxwell. "We’ve just got to find a nickname." Maxwell is overselling it, but the Dolphins do have interesting pieces. Maxwell bounced back after struggling in Philadelphia, while Tony Lippett improved as the season went on. When healthy, Reshad Jones is one of the top safeties in football. After making the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the Dolphins look like a team on the rise.
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 11:28:00 AM

Dolphins declared CB Byron Maxwell, WR Leonte Carroo, TE Thomas Duarte, DB A.J. Hendy, QB Ryan Tannehill and OT Sam Young inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Steelers.

Maxwell is out for the second week in a row after hurting his ankle against the Jets in Week 16. His absence is great news for Antonio Brown, who struggled against Maxwell in Week 6 (four catches for 39 yards). Jelani Jenkins (knee), Tony Lippett (thigh), Bacarri Rambo (chest) and Kraig Urbik (knee) are all active for Sunday's Wild Card game in Pittsburgh.
Sun, Jan 8, 2017 11:42:00 AM

Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's Wild Card Round matchup with the Steelers.

A big reason the Fins were able to hold Antonio Brown under 40 yards and upset the Steelers earlier this season was Maxwell, who had a career-rebirth year in 2016. The Dolphins have been gashed by Sammy Watkins and Julian Edelman in back-to-back games with Maxwell on the shelf. We would fully expect Brown to exact Week 18 revenge after the Dolphins won this matchup the first time around.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 01:54:00 PM

Dolphins DC Vance Joseph said CB Byron Maxwell is "day to day."

"We're not sure," Joseph said of Maxwell's status. "He's fighting to play this week." Maxwell was not able to practice Wednesday or Thursday and seems unlikely to suit up, but the Dolphins seem to be holding out hope. With Antonio Brown looming, Miami could certainly use Maxwell on the field.
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Byron Maxwell (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Maxwell hasn't played or practiced since spraining his ankle against the Jets in Week 15. If he misses Sunday's playoff opener against Pittsburgh, it would be a huge boost to Antonio Brown, who was limited to four catches for 39 yards when these teams squared off in Week 6.
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Byron Maxwell (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

This was fully expected after Maxwell missed practice all week. Maxwell is targeting a return for the first round of the playoffs.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 05:30:00 PM

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