"We got better on the outside, which we struggled at last year,” Ryans said, per ESPN. “We had a lot of struggles there on the outside at the corner position, so I feel we've upgraded there with (Byron)
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
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