Maxwell (groin) returned to practice in full pads Wednesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Maxwell's return to practice in full pads suggests he's at the very least close to 100 percent. Groin injuries have a history of being lingering ailments, so it'll be important to keep an eye on Maxwell's progression in practice over the coming weeks.
Maxwell suffered a hip flexor injury and may be sidelined for Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
There doesn't appear to be much concern regarding the severity of Maxwell's injury, but missing a preseason game isn't a huge deal for a veteran cornerback like him. Expect another update on Maxwell's status to come Thursday, and if he is ultimately ruled out, Tre Flowers would be in line to start.
Maxwell, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the Seahawks, returned to Seattle last November and started the final six games of the season, racking up an impressive 38 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception in the process. Cornerback is an area of need for the team with Richard Sherman no longer around, and Maxwell should have every opportunity to open the 2018 season in the starting lineup.
Maxwell recorded 46 tackles, seven pass breakups, one interception and two forced fumbles in nine 2017 games.
Maxwell played two games for the Dolphins and seven games for the Seahawks, posting the most tackles per game of his career. If Richard Sherman (Achilles) returns to full speed by the start of the 2018 season, Maxwell and Justin Coleman will battle for the No. 3 corner role.
Maxwell is on track to start Sunday's game against the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Maxwell, who began his career in Seattle and played four seasons with the club before hitting free agency in 2015, re-signed with the team earlier this month after getting cut by the Dolphins. The Seahawks wasted no time thrusting him back into action Week 11 against the Falcons after Shaquil Griffin (concussion) departed the contest early, with Maxwell finishing that contest with three tackles and a pass breakup while playing 60 snaps. With Griffin ruled out for Sunday's matchup, Maxwell will now join Jeremy Lane (knee) in a starting role.
|P2||8/18/18||@ LAC||10:00 pm|
|P3||8/24/18||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|1||9/9/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2||9/17/18||@ CHI||8:15 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|