The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a year-long deal with Cornerback Byron Maxwell, a source that tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The deal is worth up to $ 3 million.
Need top roster. It remained so when they decided not to address this position in the first round to pick out the San Diego state running back from Rashaad Penny with the 27th pick.
The Seahawks are without a second-round pick as it stands now. That would reduce their chances of getting out of this draft with a cornerback that would be able to instantly play in the way Maxwell could. 30-year-old Maxwell finished the 2017 season for the Seattle Seahawks on a high and low note, performing well as a fill-in for Richard Sherman. Seattle cut Sherman and Nickelback Jeremy Lane earlier in the offseason, while another former starter, DeShawn Shead, left in free agency. Prior to Maxwell, who had Seattle's only cornerback in the vacant agency, former 49ers starter Dontae Johnson was on a one-year deal.
Released by the Miami Dolphins in October after losing his startup job, Maxwell returned to the Seahawks in November after Sherman suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin suffered concussion at inauguration and Maxwell remained on the starting line-up in the final six games, eventually replacing Jeremy Lane on the left.
"I thought that Byron Maxwell did a great job," said Seahawks & # 39; coach Pete Carroll after the season. "It was just what we had hoped for, that if we put him back in our system and we bring him back to the style we're playing in, he could recapture the same kind of game, I think he has it
He had a hand in one of the season's biggest defensive games when he forced a Dez Bryant Fumble in a Christmas Eve game against the Dallas Cowboys who won Seattle to keep his playoff hopes alive. He finished the season with 46 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception.
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