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September 8, 2018 11:00 PM
Byron Maxwell: Hits waivers with injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks waived Maxwell (hip) from injured reserve Saturday, Ben Arthur of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

Maxwell was on track to be the starting right cornerback in Seattle before suffering a hip flexor injury. He's a talented defender, making 48 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception through nine games last season. Once he heals, the 30-year-old will likely find a roster spot somewhere.

September 1, 2018 03:16 PM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Heading to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks placed Maxwell (hip) on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Maxwell tended to a hip flexor injury throughout the preseason, stirring rumors that he could be on the chopping block in advance of the cutdown date. Instead, the Seahawks will place the 30-year-old cornerback on IR. With the move, there's a question of who will slot into the starting lineup opposite Shaquill Griffin among Dontae Johnson, Justin Coleman or Neiko Thorpe (wrist).

August 29, 2018 03:40 PM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Could be cut following Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (hip) won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against Oakland, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Maxwell's expected absence could spell trouble for the 30-year-old vet. It has been nearly a month since Maxwell last appeared on the field following a hip flexor injury. With only one-year left on his current deal, the Seahawks have little to lose if they choose to move forward without Maxwell, which appears like a real possibility at this point given his prolonged absence from the team.

August 23, 2018 03:16 PM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Slated to miss Friday's preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (hip) won't play in Friday's preseason tilt with the Vikings, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Maxwell is now slated to miss another preseason game following the news of his projected absence. For Maxwell, the time missed seems to be adding up and getting more costly by the second. Teammate Dontae Jackson could wind up earning the starting corner spot opposite Shaquill Griffin. Seattle is also high on Tre Flowers' potential with the team. If Maxwell is to keep his name in the mix, he'll need to do so by staying on the field.

August 15, 2018 11:36 PM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 7, 2018 04:40 PM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Dealing with hip flexor strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 27, 2018 04:00 PM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Returning to Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Seahawks on Friday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

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, piling up 38 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception in that stretch. 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 across from Shaquill Griffin.

January 15, 2018 05:48 PM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Racks up 46 tackles in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 26, 2017 09:48 AM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Starting in Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 14, 2017 07:05 PM
Seahawks' Byron Maxwell: Lands back in Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Maxwell was cut loose by the Dolphins on Oct. 24 after an injury plagued start to the season, but will rejoin the "Legion of Boom" in Seattle, or at least, what's left of it. Richard Sherman (Achilles) is lost for the season while Kam Chancellor (neck) and Earl Thomas (hamstring) are also nursing injuries, severely testing the depth of the Seahawks' secondary. The 28-year-old's familiarity in the system should help minimize the transition period, but it can't be ignored that he has rarely looked like the same player since first leaving Seattle after the 2014 season.

October 24, 2017 10:44 AM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Cut loose by Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins released Maxwell (foot) on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

A key member of the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary from 2011 through 2014, Maxwell has failed to meet expectations since signing a six-year, $63 million contract with the Eagles in 2015. After a poor first season in Philadelphia, Maxwell was traded to the Dolphins in 2016 and wasn't able to bounce back, with hamstring and foot injuries this season not helping his cause. Maxwell missed his fourth straight game Sunday against the Jets and likely would have lost out on a starting role upon returning to full health, so the Dolphins decided to cut bait on the veteran cornerback, who will be replaced on the 53-man roster by quarterback David Fales. Once he's able to shake off the injury woes, Maxwell could generate interest elsewhere for teams in need of an experienced depth defensive back.

October 22, 2017 10:24 PM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Will miss fourth straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Maxwell will be unavailable for the fourth straight week, despite being able to put in full practices Wednesday through Friday. After the multigame absence, the Dolphins may want to see Maxwell practice fully a few more times and rebuild his conditioning before clearing him to play again. Maxwell's next chance to take the field will come Thursday against the Ravens.

October 21, 2017 01:00 PM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Slapped with questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Maxwell -- who hasn't played since Week 2 -- has fallen out of favor with the Dolphins' coaching staff and isn't guaranteed to take the field even if he's cleared to play. He's been replaced by rookie Cordrea Tankersly in the starting lineup and there's no indication that will change anytime soon.

October 19, 2017 12:44 PM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Logs full practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (foot) practiced Wednesday without limitations, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Maxwell was last active for a game in Week 2 against the Jets, where he notched four solo tackles and a forced fumble. When he's healthy, he plays nearly a full snap count, and if he can rack up more tackles, Maxwell will develop into a solid IDP option.

October 16, 2017 03:39 AM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Maxwell was limited in practice Friday and was a toss-up heading into Sunday. His absence will open the door for Bobby McCain or Alterraun Verner to start at corner opposite Xavien Howard.

October 13, 2017 05:08 PM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (foot) is dealing with a foot injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Maxwell returned to practice in a limited fashion Friday after not practicing Thursday. The Dolphins could be in trouble against the Falcons on Sunday with both Maxwell and fellow cornerback Xavien Howard listed as questionable.

October 12, 2017 03:04 PM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (hamsting) practiced Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Maxwell is no longer considered Miami's top cornerback, but despite his ups and downs this season, he remains a vital part of the secondary. The Dolphins will need all hands on deck in or order to keep the high-flying Atlanta offense from lighting up the scoreboard Sunday.

October 9, 2017 04:02 AM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Inactive for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Despite practicing in full the prior week, Maxwell will miss his second consecutive game. Third-year cornerback Bobby McCain will continue to see a heightened snap count in Maxwell's absence.

October 6, 2017 11:08 PM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Full participant in practice, still questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Maxwell practiced in a full capacity all week, so his questionable tag is likely just a precautionary one. Expect the cornerback to be a full go Sunday against Tennessee.

October 6, 2017 01:26 AM
Dolphins' Byron Maxwell: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maxwell (hamstring) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Maxwell will jump back into a starting cornerback role, where he has eight solo tackles and a forced fumble in two games this season. He'll be up against the Titans on Sunday, and if starting quarterback Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is unable to play, Maxwell could be in line to force some turnovers.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/207
Birthdate:
2/23/1988
Age:
32
Hometown:
North Charleston, SC, USA
School:
Clemson
NFL Experience:
8
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