The Seattle Seahawks announced Tuesday that they’ve officially re-signed veteran Byron Maxwell to a one-year contract.
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Recent reports had said that Seattle was in talks to bring back Maxwell, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
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.
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.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.