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Byron Maxwell | Defensive Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
College: Clemson
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Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell (calf) returned to action in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Giants.
Maxwell, the normal starting RCB opposite Richard Sherman, was eased back in with 27-of-69 snaps. He'll likely ramp up toward a full-time role quickly. Although S Kam Chancellor (groin) didn't play Sunday, the Legion of Boom is getting healthier as nickel corner Jeremy Lane (groin) finally returned as well Sunday. Nov 10 - 9:48 AM

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Updating a previous item, CB Byron Maxwell has been diagnosed with a calf strain.

Original reports from Sunday had Maxwell with a high ankle sprain. A calf strain provides a more optimistic timetable.'s Ian Rapoport reports Maxwell is expected to miss only 1-2 weeks. Maxwell's absence leaves the Legion of Boom weakened a bit as they'll turn to Marcus Burley opposite Richard Sherman.
Oct 13 - 12:40 PM

The Seahawks believe CB Byron Maxwell suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Maxwell went down in the second quarter after breaking up a deep pass for Dez Bryant. If it's a true and serious high ankle sprain, he'll be out for at least a month. The Legion of Boom will have to deal with Marcus Burley opposite Richard Sherman, obviously a downgrade.
Oct 12 - 8:38 PM

Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell left Sunday's Week 6 game against the Cowboys in the second quarter with an ankle injury.

Maxwell went up high to break up a deep pass intended for Dez Bryant, but ended up coming down awkwardly on his ankle. Richard Sherman's bookend is questionable to return and has been replaced by Marcus Burley.
Oct 12 - 5:18 PM

Seahawks signed sixth-round DB Byron Maxwell to a four-year, $2.15 million contract.

The Seahawks drafted Maxwell strictly to play special teams, and at 6-foot-1, 204 with 4.46 speed he should be able to get downfield on kickoff coverage awfully quickly. His rookie deal reportedly includes a $113,452 signing bonus.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 11:52:00 AM

Seahawks selected Clemson DB Byron Maxwell with the No. 173 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Maxwell, who goes 6-foot-1, 204, racked up 45 special teams tackles to rank among the all-time leaders in Clemson history. He only started eight out of 53 games as a Tiger, however, and his 4.46 clocking at the Combine is a bit of a myth considering Maxwell clears the 20-yard shuttle in 4.51 seconds. This is a straight-line speed prospect headed for a gunner role.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 03:50:00 PM

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