Seahawks Release CB Byron Maxwell, LB Erik Walden & QB Austin Davis From IR

     

The Seattle Seahawks released CB Byron Maxwell, LB Erik Walden and QB Austin Davis from injured reserve with injury settlements on Friday, according to Field Yates.

Maxwell, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2011. He signed a six-year, $63 million contract that included $25 million guaranteed with the Eagles as a free agent before he was later traded to the Dolphins along with LB Kiko Alonso.

Maxwell was set to make a base salary of $10 million for the 2017 season when the Dolphins released him during the season and he later signed on with the Seahawks to finish out the year.

Seattle re-signed Maxwell earlier this offseason before placing him on injured reserve coming out of the preseason.

In 2017, Maxwell appeared in nine games and recorded 46 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles and seven pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 25 cornerback out of 120 qualifying players.

Walden, 32, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2008. He lasted just a few months in Dallas before he was waived at the start of the 2008 season and later claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs.

Walden eventually ended up in Miami where he played two seasons before the Packers signed him to a contract in 2010. After three years in Green Bay, Walden departed for a four-year, $16,000,000 contract with the Colts.

The Seahawks signed Walden to a contract last month before placing him on injured reserve coming out of the preseason.

In 2017, Walden appeared in all 16 games for the Titans and recorded 36 tackles, four sacks, and a fumble recovery.

Davis, 28, originally signed on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Miss back in 2012. He lasted just over a year with the Rams before signing on to the Dolphins’ practice squad at the start of the 2013 season.

After returning to the Rams for a few years, Davis bounced around with the Browns and Broncos before eventually signing on with the Seahawks in June of last year. The Seahawks brought Davis back in April before placing him on injured reserve coming out of the preseason.

In 2017, Davis appeared in three games for the Seahawks.

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