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Eagles Expected To Sign CB Byron Maxwell In Free Agency

Update:

Tony Pauline updates his previous report that the Eagles considered to be the “front runners” to sign Seahawks free agent CB Byron Maxwell.

After speaking to even more sources at this year’s Scouting Combine, Pauline expects Maxwell to end up signing on with the Eagles once free agency gets under way in March.

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According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, word around the Scouting Combine is that the Philadelphia Eagles as considered to be the “front runners” to sign Seahawks free agent CB Byron Maxwell.

  • Pauline reported earlier in the day that there’s talk Maxwell could end up securing $10 million per year on the open market.

Yesterday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported that there has been “a lot of talk” that the Falcons will be “strong players” for Maxwell this offseason, so it appears as though a strong market is quickly developing for his services.

There’s no question that the Eagles could use a cornerback like Maxwell, who offers great size and has proven to be a physical force in the secondary for Seattle.

Atlanta figures to be a strong contender given that former Seahawks DC Dan Quinn is their new head coach. Garafolo mentions that this connection is likely to be a “big factor.”

Seahawks GM John Schneider didn’t sound optimistic about retaining Maxwell during his Thursday press conference, but said that he wants to have him back. Schneider added that he expects Maxwell to have a strong market.

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

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. 17 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.