Maxwell (groin) returned to practice Monday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Maxwell was dealing with a slight groin injury and there was really no reason to push it on a wet surface versus the Giants. The Dolphins biggest weakness on defense may very be the cornerback position and they will do all they can to make sure that Maxwell is ready to play Week 1 of the regular season.
Maxwell was a last-second scratch from the
Maxwell was unexpectedly scratched from Friday's preseason opener and continues to deal with some lingering soreness in his groin. It's reportedly nothing severe and shouldn't force him to sit out an extended period of time, so he's likely not at risk of missing any regular season action. The
Maxwell was a late scratch from the game Friday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins gave no reason for scratching Maxwell but with a severe thunderstorm hitting the area just as the game was about to start, the team may have just been playing it cautious. They are lacking depth in the secondary at this point in time and may not have wanted to risk starting their best corner on a wet field and in a meaningless game.
The Miami Dolphins are slated to acquire Byron 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.
|1||9/11/16||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|4||9/29/16||@ CIN||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/13/16||@ SD||4:05 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/16||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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