Byron Maxwell (quadriceps) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Maxwell logged full practices Thursday and Friday, after sitting out Wednesday's session. He's on pace for a career-best 92 tackles, but it will be a big surprise if he actually reaches that number, as his 10-tackle game against Julio Jones and the Falcons was an obvious outlier. Of course, if he continues to struggle in coverage, Maxwell will probably see far more targets than what was expected heading into the year.
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell (shoulder) will likely be able to play in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints , the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Maxwell injured his quad during the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins , allowing rookie Eric Rowe to work in an every-snap role. If Maxwell doesn't end up playing in Week 5, Rowe will likely get the start.
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell (quad) is questionable to return Sunday against the Washington Redskins .
The Eagles have been struggling mightily in the secondary, and the defense is likely to struggle badly if he can't return. EJ Biggers should take over for him in the lineup.
The team could experiment with Maxwell shadowing the opponent's top receiver across the field, not limiting him to just one side.
"We can," defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. "I’m not going to say we are, but we can. We have that ability. Right now, we change them left and right every day, so they’re working on the right side, they’re working on the left side."
With Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham and DeSean Jackson all in the Eagles' division, Maxwell could get a lot of work covering top receivers this season.
Maxwell recorded 39 tackles and two interceptions in 13 games for the Seahawks last season.
Now, Maxwell is confident the Eagles will make a run to the big game and he will make his third consecutive appearance, per NFL.com.
"Because I've been there before," Maxwell said. "Knowing what it's like if we go that far. Because we're gonna go that far this year, meaning the playoffs and the Super Bowl. We're gonna go that far. Hopefully that experience I already had, I can help them."
The Eagles haven't made a Super Bowl since their 24-21 loss to the Patriots in 2004, but Maxwell didn't backtrack with his comments.
"You can take that as a guarantee," he said. "That's just me believing in my team and the product we're going to put out there on the field. I really do believe that. I have no choice but to think that way."
Maxwell, who signed a six-year, $60 million deal with the Eagles this offseason, recorded 39 tackles and two interceptions in 13 games last season.
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