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.
Maxwell tended to a hip flexor injury throughout the preseason, stirring rumors that he could be on the chopping block in advance of the cut-down 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).
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.
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.
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.
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