It looks like Byron Maxwell is heading back to Seattle for another round with the Legion of Boom!
The Seattle Seahawks have recently found themselves in need of a new cornerback with Richard Sherman out for the season with a newly ruptured Achilles tendon, and it looks like Maxwell might be there man according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network Insider.
Maxwell worked out with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday before he agreed on anything. Maxwell also played for the Seahawks from 2013-2014, with 17 starts with the team before he signed a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Maxwell was recently cut by the Miami Dolphins last month after playing in just two games this season with the Miami team. A hamstring injury put some limits on Maxwell during the early portion of the Dolphin’s season, and his on-field struggles led him to being taken off two weeks prior to his South Beach release.
Maxwell had a very strong 2016 season and the Seahawks will be hoping to see a revamped version of the 29-year old in the secondary position. He’s a good match for Seattle’s system and has plenty of experience under the tutelage of head coach Pete Carroll after being drafted by the Seahawks in 2011.
It’s going to be difficult for Maxwell to replace Sherman in Seattle’s defense, but it looks like he’s the best open-market option for the Seahawks going this far into the season.