Seahawks Placing Veteran CB Byron Maxwell On Injured Reserve

     

The Seattle Seahawks are placing CB Byron Maxwell on injured reserve Saturday as they work to get down to the 53-man limit, according to Adam Schefter.

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, so his release comes as a bit of a surprise.

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.

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