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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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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. Jun 8 - 10:59 AM
Source: CSN Philly

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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

According to NFL draft insider Tony Pauline, "present word" at the NFL Combine has the Eagles as the favorites to sign free agent CB Byron Maxwell.

Pauline is a draft analyst, but he's also one of the top information men in the business, particularly this time of year. Philadelphia makes a ton of sense as a landing spot for Maxwell. The Eagles prioritize big, physical press corners, and Maxwell fits the bill at 6-foot-1, 207 with long arms and plus speed. He would be a huge upgrade on free agent LCB Bradley Fletcher.
Feb 20 - 1:18 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline hears free agent CB Byron Maxwell is looking for $10 million annually.

Per, that would make Maxwell the sixth-highest paid corner in the NFL. With Russell Wilson up for a big extension, the Seahawks are going to be penny-pinching this offseason. If Maxwell is the free-wielding capitalist most players understandably are, it's likely he's played his final game with Seattle.
Feb 20 - 12:11 PM

Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo is hearing the Falcons will be "strong players" for free agent CB Byron Maxwell.

It makes sense given Maxwell's connection to new coach Dan Quinn, Seattle's former defensive coordinator. Seahawks GM John Schneider acknowledged the team wants to keep Maxwell, but he may be out of Seattle's price range. There will be a robust market for Maxwell, our No. 1 corner available in free agency.
Feb 19 - 12:04 PM

GM John Schneider admitted that free agent CB Byron Maxwell may get priced out of the Seahawks' budget.

Maxwell is our No. 1 corner available, ahead of Brandon Flowers, Tramon Williams and Antonio Cromartie. He's going to have a robust market at a time the Seahawks also need to pay Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch. "Based on what the landscape looks like from our eyes, he would be very highly sought after," Schneider said of Maxwell. "Now, are we going to give it a good ride and try to do what we feel is appropriate for our organization and try to keep him? Absolutely. Is it going to be good enough? I can't answer that."
Feb 12 - 8:38 AM

ESPN's Mike Triplett suggests the Saints could be interested in impending free agent CB Byron Maxwell.

Triplett is just connecting the dots. He's not reporting he's heard the Saints are ready to make a run at Seattle's right cornerback. Rotoworld's No. 1 free agent corner, Maxwell did excellent work opposite Richard Sherman this season, and gets a chance to shine on the national stage Sunday. Corner is a major need for the Saints, but their cap situation is one of the league's worst. If Maxwell escapes Seattle, New Orleans is an unlikely landing spot.
Jan 29 - 3:10 PM

The Seahawks have opened extension talks with RCB Byron Maxwell.

An impending free agent, re-signing Maxwell is one of GM John Schneider's top priorities. He's been a major part of Seattle's defense the last two years since taking over for Brandon Browner, and would draw interest from multiple teams on the open market. Maxwell is Rotoworld's No. 1 free-agent corner.
Jan 28 - 7:04 PM