Byron 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.
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.
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