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Byron Maxwell | Defensive Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
College: Clemson
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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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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

Seahawks GM John Schneider said re-signing impending free-agent RCB Byron Maxwell is "one of our first priorities."

Targeted frequently by teams afraid to attack Richard Sherman, Maxwell has more than held his own as a starter the past two seasons and would find several interested parties on the open market. The Eagles have already been linked with Maxwell, a big, long-armed press corner with the ability to play both outside and in the slot. The Seahawks will have to pay if they expect to keep Maxwell. He is Rotoworld's No. 1 free-agent corner.
Jan 24 - 9:49 AM

Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell (illness) is uncertain for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers.

Maxwell couldn't catch his breath during Saturday night's game and was limited to spot duty on special teams. That left Tharold Simon to get embarrassed by Kelvin Benjamin. The Seahawks could certainly use Maxwell as they get set to face Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.
Jan 12 - 12:55 PM

Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell left Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Panthers due to shortness of breath.

Maxwell was reportedly available to return, but he's been strapped to the sideline for just about all the defensive snaps. During that time, the Panthers have relentlessly and successfully attacked backup Tharold Simon. Oddly, Maxwell was spotted on the punt return team. After the game, coach Pete Carroll said Maxwell simply wasn't feeling well at all and had missed practice time earlier in the week.
Jan 10 - 10:14 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 09:48:00 AM

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.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 12:40:00 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.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:38:00 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.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 05:18:00 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

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