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Byron Maxwell | Defensive Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
College: Clemson
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Eagles CB Byron Maxwell (quad) is probable for Week 5 against the Saints.
Maxwell bruised his quad in Sunday's loss to Washington but has practiced in full this week. Receivers have been lighting Maxwell up on a weekly basis this year so his presence might actually help the Saints. Oct 9 - 3:17 PM

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Eagles CB Byron Maxwell (quad) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

Maxwell suffered a bruised quad early in last week's loss to Washington. Maxwell claimed he couldn't "really run" earlier this week, but his practice participation Thursday suggests that he's on the mend. Philadelphia's big free-agent signing has been among the worst corners in football this year, grading out as PFF's 95th ranked cornerback out of 104 qualifiers.
Oct 8 - 2:58 PM

Eagles CB Byron Maxwell (bruised quad) claims he "can't really run, and slowing down is hard."

Maxwell still expects to play this week but we're not as convinced. It doesn't sound like he's close to running at full speed, which is kind of a big problem when you're tasked with defending the other team's best receiver. If Maxwell can't play against the Saints this week, Eric Rowe would start in his place.
Oct 6 - 2:52 PM

Eagles CB Byron Maxwell (bruised quad) is expected to play Week 5 against the Saints.

Maxwell was knocked out of the Eagles' Week 4 loss to the Redskins early in the first quarter. It is theoretically good news for Philadelphia, but it is not as if Maxwell had been a shutdown corner through three weeks. Rookie Eric Rowe could continue to see expanded snaps with Maxwell less than 100 percent.
Oct 6 - 9:01 AM

Eagles CB Byron Maxwell suffered a quad injury Week 4 against the Redskins.

He suffered the injury early in the first quarter and is questionable to return. Rookie Eric Rowe should see a lot of work with Maxwell sidelined.
Oct 4 - 1:21 PM

The Eagles will use Byron Maxwell as a shadow corner at times this season.

Maxwell stuck to the right side in Seattle and the Eagles have traditionally played sides under Billy Davis. But after getting absolutely torched by opposing No. 1 wideouts throughout 2014, Davis appears to have learned something. He can hide starter Nolan Carroll -- who couldn't even beat out Bradley Fletcher -- by using Maxwell as a shadow. Using that philosophy Week 1 would make sense, even though Maxwell is no match for Julio Jones.
Aug 13 - 11:37 AM

Secondary coach Cory Undlin said the Eagles are trying to eliminate big plays this season.

Philadelphia allowed 12.3 yards per completion last season, the second-worst rate in football. Undlin blamed the secondary's struggles on "poor technique" and vowed to get more physical. "We're going to play with good technique and if somebody gets beat we're going to tackle the guy so it doesn't go for that many yards." Byron Maxwell may not be the savior the Eagles think he is, but he's at least an upgrade over chronic underachievers Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams.
Source: CSN Philly
Jun 8 - 10:59 AM

The Eagles may use CB Byron Maxwell to shadow opposing No. 1 wideouts this season.

"We can," DC Billy Davis said. "I’m not going to say we are, but we can. We have that ability." Chip Kelly has traditionally had his corners stick to their sides, but Cary Williams was used in a shadow capacity a few times down the stretch last season. Standing in at a physical 6-foot-1, 207 pounds, Maxwell should be ready for the challenge after drawing all the targets teams were afraid to direct at Richard Sherman in Seattle, yet still playing air-tight coverage.
Source: CSN Philly
Jun 4 - 1:25 PM

Eagles CB Byron Maxwell's new six-year contract is worth $63 million with $25 million guaranteed.

Although Maxwell hasn't technically signed on the dotted line yet, the sides have formally agreed to terms. Maxwell will put pen to paper on Tuesday. Maxwell is a big, physical press corner who will likely play his natural right cornerback position in Philadelphia. They're targeting Tramon Williams to play left corner. Brandon Boykin will return as the slot corner.
Mar 8 - 7:02 PM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski has confirmed a report that free agent CB Byron Maxwell will sign with the Eagles Tuesday.

Credit Houston-based reporter Jayson Braddock for having the news first. He says it's a five-year deal worth $53M-$54M and includes $25M guaranteed. It means free agency's No. 1 corner is off the market and it's also the first step in the Eagles' rebuild of their woeful secondary. Maxwell is a physical 6-foot corner who shined while getting peppered with targets opposite Richard Sherman. The Eagles desperately needed a corner with size to match up with the likes of Dez Bryant.
Mar 8 - 3:31 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin reports the Eagles are willing to pay free agent CB Byron Maxwell "north" of $10 million per year.

After Kareem Jackson inked a deal for $8.5 million annually to re-sign with the Texans on Saturday, it further made $10 million annually more realistic for Maxwell. The top corner on the market, Maxwell appears he'll be signing with the Eagles as soon as free agency officially opens Tuesday afternoon.
Mar 8 - 10:38 AM

Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Eagles are "definitely out in front" for free agent CB Byron Maxwell.

As inferior Kareem Jackson landed $8.5 million annually to stay in Houston, Maxwell should easily push for $10 million per year. Expected to be extremely active this week, the Eagles could conceivably have both Maxwell and Devin McCourty locked up by Tuesday evening. Word on the street has Philly going all in on free agency and selling their draft for Marcus Mariota.
Mar 7 - 9:25 PM

Free agent CB Byron Maxwell said he'd "definitely" consider signing with the Eagles.

Philadelphia seems like the overwhelming favorite for Maxwell. They play a ton of Cover 3 with a single-high safety, leaving their corners in man coverage on the outside. It's the scheme in which Maxwell excelled in Seattle. The Eagles are sitting on a pile of cash after ridding their roster of veterans this past week. Maxwell is expected to command $10 million per year.
Mar 6 - 10:06 AM

Free agent Byron Maxwell has changed agents.

The move's close proximity to the start of free agency is raising some eyebrows in league circles. "Why would you do that?" an anonymous GM asked ESPN's Adam Schefter. "It makes navigating the free-agent market confusing." The move is certainly unusual, but we'd be shocked if it cost Maxwell any money. He's this year's top-available corner by a comfortable margin.
Mar 3 - 1:26 PM

The Jets are considered one of the "primary suitors" for free agent CB Byron Maxwell.

The New York Post's Brian Costello heard at the Combine the Jets and Eagles are "the two teams fighting for him." Antonio Cromartie also makes sense for the Jets given his familiarity with the organization, but that's only if they miss on Maxwell. New York could free up cap room for Maxwell by dropping underachieving wideout Percy Harvin.
Feb 24 - 12:01 PM

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