Maxwell wasn't expected to play entering the weekend due to an ankle issue, and his absence certainly will be felt by the
Maxwell (ankle) is doubtful to play in Sunday's game against the Steelers, ESPN reports.
Maxwell is Miami's top corner and his absence would be bad news for the team's prospects of slowing down Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Maxwell (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Although not elite, Maxwell may be the Dolphins best cornerback and will be relied upon to keep Antonio Brown in check Sunday if he can play. If Maxwell can't go, rookie Xavien Howard will once again see an expanded role in the Miami secondary.
Maxwell will miss his second straight contest due to an ankle ailment. The veteran cornerback will opt to rest Sunday in the hopes of being able to return for the
Maxwell (ankle) took part in team stretches before leaving practice with athletic trainers Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Maxwell was inactive last week against the Bills and it doesn't seem likely he'll be ready in time for Sunday's tilt with the Patriots. The Dolphins may decide to rest the cornerback this week to ensure his health for the playoffs. However, nothing is official yet, so look for more updates to come in the next couple of days. If he is ruled out, Xavien Howard would likely draw the start Sunday.
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