Seahawks re-sign CB Byron Maxwell

Apr 27, 2018, 11:29 AM | Updated: May 1, 2018, 3:56 pm
Bryon Maxwell had an interception for the Seahawks against his former team in 2017. (AP)...
Bryon Maxwell had an interception for the Seahawks against his former team in 2017. (AP)

The Seahawks have re-signed veteran cornerback Byron Maxwell, the team confirmed Tuesday. The news follows an earlier report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who tweeted that Seattle signed Maxwell back on a one-year deal.

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Maxwell came back to the Seahawks as a free agent signing last November, providing help to a secondary that had lost cornerback Richard Sherman and strong safety Kam Chancellor to injury in the same Thursday night game in Arizona. He finished with 38 combined tackles, seven passes defensed, an interception and a forced fumble in seven games with Seattle.

The 30-year-old Maxwell was a part of Seattle’s back-to-back Super Bowl teams in 2013 and 2014, then left for the Philadelphia Eagles on a lucrative free agent deal prior to the 2015 season. He never found the same success with the Eagles and was traded to Miami, where he spent 2016 and part of 2017 before being released last Oct. 24.

Back in Pete Carroll’s defensive scheme for the second half of the 2017 season, the Clemson product and 2011 Seahawks sixth-round draft pick looked much closer to the player who helped bring Seattle’s Legion of Boom secondary to prominence earlier in the decade. That was especially true when he came up with an interception to help beat the Eagles, his former team and eventual Super Bowl champion, 24-10.

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