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Byron Maxwell | Defensive Back | #41

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (173) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell expects to get to play more press coverage in 2016.
"That’s one of the things I do best," Maxwell said. "(DC Vance Joseph) wants us to press and play man coverage and be aggressive with the receivers on the line and get them off their routes. ... I love it down here." Maxwell clearly believes he wasn't unleashed enough in Philly. Maxwell excelled pressing in Seattle. He should be better than he was in 2015, but that's not a high bar to clear. Apr 26 - 7:26 PM

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New Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell insists his shoulder is 100 percent healthy.

"100 percent," Maxwell said. "A hundo." There were reports Maxwell couldn't even bench press or do push-ups during his Dolphins physical, but he's apparently over the issue that held him out in Week 17 for the Eagles. Still only 28, Maxwell is a bounce-back candidate for 2015.
Apr 26 - 1:14 PM

New Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary by $1.5 million.

He will get an extra $2 million of his now $8.5 million base salary guaranteed in exchange. The move brings his total guaranteed money in 2017 to $5 million, all but ensuring he will be with the Dolphins for the next two years. Maxwell is scheduled to make $8.5 million guaranteed this season.
Mar 10 - 9:03 PM

New Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) denied a report he told doctors he could not do a push-up or bench press during his physical.

The deal between the Eagles and Dolphins was reportedly close to dead because of a failed physical by Maxwell, who suffered a sprained SC joint in his shoulder Week 15. Maxwell denied those reports, saying he will "be good." Maxwell also confirmed he restructured his contract in the trade, but he did not reveal the specifics of his new deal. The Dolphins gave up the No. 8 overall pick to acquire Maxwell, WLB Kiko Alonso (knee) and the No. 13 overall pick.
Mar 10 - 11:10 AM

Dolphins acquired CB Byron Maxwell, WLB Kiko Alonso, and the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 draft from the Eagles in exchange for the No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft.

The deal was agreed upon Monday, but there was a hang-up Wednesday morning when the Dolphins were reviewing Maxwell's physical. He suffered a sprained SC joint in his shoulder Week 15 and missed the final two games. Maxwell allegedly told the physician that he still can't bench press or do a push-up, but the Dolphins laughably have still signed off on the deal. Eagles GM Howie Roseman has pulled off a heist, moving up five spots in the first round AND getting the Dolphins to take Maxwell's albatross six-year, $63 million deal.
Mar 9 - 11:08 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the trade sending CB Byron Maxwell and WLB Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins is "considered dead."

The two teams also would be swapping first-round picks with the Eagles getting the Dolphins' No. 8 overall pick and Miami moving down to No. 13. It was pure highway robbery by Eagles GM Howie Roseman just to get Dolphins czar Mike Tannenbaum to take the contracts of Maxwell and Alonso. It appears after a couple days of thought that Tannenbaum is smartening up and getting out of this one. The reason the deal is on life support is allegedly the Dolphins' concern with Maxwell's shoulder.
Mar 9 - 8:30 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles and Dolphins are discussing a potential trade involving CB Byron Maxwell.

It makes sense the Eagles want to move out from under Maxwell's bloated contract, but this trade makes little sense from the Dolphins' end. Maxwell is owed $8.5 million guaranteed this season as well as $3 million guaranteed in 2017. That is a lot of guaranteed money for a player who has proven to be at best league average. Miami's interest in Maxwell indicates Brent Grimes is a goner.
Mar 7 - 11:49 AM

Eagles declared CB Byron Maxwell, QB Thad Lewis, WR Jonathan Krause, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, CB Jaylen Watkins, LB Steven Means, and OT Tanner Hawkinson inactive for Week 17 against the Giants.

Maxwell was a total bust in his first year of a six-year, $63 million contract.
Jan 3 - 11:39 AM

The Eagles are expected to place CB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) and DT Bennie Logan (calf) on injured reserve this week.

The Eagles were eliminated by the Redskins on Saturday, which makes next week's game against the Giants meaningless. Maxwell was one of the most coveted cornerbacks in free agency but his first year in Philly was a disaster. He owns PFF's 73rd-highest cornerback grade out of 117 qualifiers.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Eagles RCB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) is inactive for Week 16 against Washington.

Maxwell didn't practice all week with a sprained SC joint. Eric Rowe and E.J. Biggers will start on the outside. Also inactive for the Eagles are QB Thad Lewis, NT Bennie Logan, OL Barrett Jones, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, OLB Steven Means, and OL Tanner Hawkinson.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Eagles RCB Byron Maxwell is dealing with a sprained SC joint in his shoulder, and is uncertain for Saturday's game against the Redskins.

Maxwell's absence would leave E.J. Biggers and Jaylen Watkins as the Eagles' top two corners unless Eric Rowe can get cleared from his concussion. A street free agent could end up seeing snaps in an all-important NFC East showdown.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 02:05:00 PM

Eagles CB Byron Maxwell left Week 15 with a shoulder injury.

Maxwell was sent to the locker room for X-rays. His return is listed as questionable. The Eagles are down to Jaylen Watkins and E.J. Biggers at corner.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:51:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:17:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 02:58:00 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.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 02:52:00 PM

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