The Dolphins are slated to acquire Maxwell, along with Kiko Alonso and the 13th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft from the Eagles in exchange for the eighth overall pick in the draft, ESPN.com reports. For a time Wednesday morning, there was talk that the deal may be off due to reported concerns about Maxwell's shoulder, but evidently the Dolphins' medical staff cleared the cornerback, and he's now slated to join the 2016 Miami secondary. In his only season with the Eagles after signing a six-year, $63 million deal with the team, the 28-year-old recorded 64 tackles and two interceptions in 14 games.
Maxwell and teammate Kiko Alonso are slated to join the Dolphins via trade, pending physicals, NFL.com reports. Maxwell is fresh off signing a six-year, $63 million contract with the Eagles last March, but after underperforming in 2015, he'll now be sent to the Dolphins. While it's likely Maxwell will have to restructure his lucrative deal, him joining the Dolphins also figures to result in Miami releasing fellow cornerback Brent Grimes. That situation would allow Maxwell to occupy the Dolphins' No. 1 cornerback position, as he aims to prove he's capable of striving in such a role after falling flat of expectations in Philadelphia.
Maxwell is the subject of currently ongoing trade talks between the Eagles and Dolphins, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Maxwell endured some high-profile hiccups after signing an eye-opening six-year, $63 million deal with the Eagles last offseason. As Philadelphia's new coaching regime looks to start fresh, cutting ties with someone like Maxwell is understandable. Despite his recent struggles in coverage, Maxwell is coming off a career-best 64 tackles, and could be motivated for a bounce back season as a needed addition to Miami's secondary.
Maxwell (shoulder) won't play Sunday against the Giants. With Maxwell ruled out this week, the former Seattle cornerback finishes up his first season with the Eagles with 64 tackles and two picks in 14 games.
Maxwell (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Maxwell logged full practices Thursday and Friday and was listed as probable heading into Sunday's game, so his status was never really in peril. The cornerback has been victimized in coverage frequently in his first season in Philadelphia, but it's probably helped his cause for fantasy purposes. Since he's being heavily targeted, Maxwell has received ample opportunity to rack up the stops, as his 23 tackles through four games put him on pace to blow past his career-best mark in that category.
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