It was announced Monday that a deal between the two sides was in the works.
A member of the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks last season, Maxwell has six interceptions over 47 games played.
In addition, ESPN's Josina Anderson spoke to Maxwell, who said he would sign with Philadelphia.
Maxwell, who's been with the
Maxwell's deal is expected to give him $25 million in guaranteed money.
Maxwell said Thursday that he liked the Eagles defense and would consider signing with the team this offseason. The Eagles cleared some cap room by trading running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills and could make even more cap space before free agency opens Tuesday.
Maxwell recorded 39 tackles and two interceptions with the Seahawks last season.
During an interview with ESPN on Thursday, cornerback
"They run the [defensive] scheme that I'm talking about," Maxwell said. "Cover 3, man press. And they're committed to winning, so definitely Philadelphia. If they were to come at me, I would definitely have to consider them."
Maxwell is set to become a free agent March 10 after the
Schneider noted that Maxwell is "one of ours," but "I'm sure his market will be strong." Maxwell, a sixth-round selection by Seattle in the 2011 draft, recorded 39 tackles, 12 pass deflections and two interceptions in 2014.
"Those are tough decisions as you go, but we're not changing anything we do," Schneider said, per the Everett Herald. "So if Byron does move on, we'll be hopefully having another young Byron Maxwell out there."
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