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Eagles Remain Front Runners For CB Byron Maxwell

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are “definitely out in front” for free agent CB Byron Maxwell right now.

  • Charles Robinson confirms that the Eagles are interested in Maxwell, but adds that they may have to choose between him and S Devin McCourty.
  • Robinson added: “I’m not sure they can make the best offer to both.”

This is some of the least surprising news of the legal tampering period given that a number of reports have said that the Eagles were the team to watch for Maxwell.

In fact, Maxwell recently confirmed that he would be interested in playing for the Eagles next year.

Definitely,” he said, via PhillyMag.com. “They run the schemes that I’m talking about – Cover 3 and man press. And they’re committed to winning. Definitely, Philadelphia, if they were to come at me, I would have to consider them.”

Some have said that Maxwell could secure a contract that will pay him around $10 million or so per year, which would likely force the Seahawks to move on, even though they’ve said that they would like to retain him.

Maxwell, 26, has played out his four-year, $2,153,452 rookie contract and will now be an unrestricted free agent next week.

In 2014, Maxwell recorded 39 tackles, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and 12 pass defenses over the course of 13 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 45 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.

We have Maxwell listed as the No. 15 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.

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