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Byron Maxwell | Defensive Back | #41

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (173) / SEA
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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. Oct 8 - 11:55 AM

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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.
Oct 1 - 8:10 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.
Sep 24 - 2:26 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.
Aug 30 - 10:35 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.
Feb 12 - 11:28 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.
Jan 8 - 11:42 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.
Jan 6 - 1:54 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.
Jan 5 - 11:37 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.
Jan 4 - 4:50 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

Byron Maxwell (ankle) will not play Week 17 against the Patriots.

This is not a surprise considering Maxwell has reportedly not yet been cleared to run. He is at best questionable for the first round of the playoffs. Xavien Howard and Tony Lippett will continue to start with Maxwell sidelined.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Dolphins LCB Byron Maxwell (ankle) is "highly questionable" for Week 17.

Maxwell hasn't been cleared to run and doesn't look close to practicing. He's going to miss Week 17 but has a chance to return for the playoffs. Xavien Howard and Tony Lippett will continue to start.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:00:00 PM

Dolphins LCB Byron Maxwell (ankle) is inactive for Week 16 against the Bills.

It's hardly ideal as the Dolphins try to win on the road in Buffalo. Xavien Howard and Tony Lippett are getting the start at quarterback.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Dolphins LCB Byron Maxwell (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 16 against the Bills.

It's an upgrade to Sammy Watkins' matchup, leaving Tony Lippett and rookie Xavien Howard as the Dolphins' starting cornerbacks. Maxwell has had a bounce-back season in Miami after flopping in Philadelphia last season. It sounds like he suffered a high ankle sprain in last week's win over the Jets.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:13:00 PM

Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Maxwell injured his ankle early in last week's win over the Jets. He's looking closer to doubtful than probable for Saturday's game at Buffalo. Xavien Howard will start opposite Tony Lippett if Maxwell can't get the green light.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 03:18:00 PM

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