The Seatle Seahawks have signed cornerback Byron Maxwell to a one-year deal. Adam Schefter reported the signing on Twitter today.
Seahawks signing CB Byron Maxwell to a one-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 13, 2017
Maxwell was originally drafted by the Seahawks in the 2011 NFL Draft. He signed a massive six-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles but was traded the next year to the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins would go on and release Maxwell on October 24.
This move makes some sense for the Seahawks. Star cornerback Richard Sherman went down this past Sunday with a season-ending Achilles injury. Maxwell knows the system well and is a former Legion of Boomer. He is a solid defender and if given the playing time could contribute greatly to the Seahawks defense.
The Seahawks have a large number of players that can possibly step up and take Sherman’s place. Maxwell will have some tough competition for play time. Maxwell will be integrated into the defense but it should not be too much of a problem given his familiarity.
The Seahawks are off to a good start this season. They currently sit at second in the NFC West with a 6-3 record. Usually, that is a record that puts a team in first place, but the Los Angeles Rams have surprised everyone and stand at first with a 7-2 record.
Maxwell’s first game with the Seahawks will be against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday.