The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a one-year contract with cornerback Byron Maxwell, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The agreement is worth up to $ 3 million.
The movement fills what could be said to be the Seahawks' highest list needs It stayed that way when they chose not to address that position in the first round in favor of selecting the San Diego state runner, Rashaad Penny, with the number 27.
The Seahawks do not have a second-round pick as they are now. That would diminish their chances of getting out of this draw with a cornerback capable of intervening and playing immediately the way Maxwell could.
Maxwell, 30, finished a 2017 round-trip season for the Seattle Seahawks in a High Note by acting well as a complement to Richard Sherman.
Seattle cut off Sherman and Nickelback Jeremy Lane earlier this offseason, while another former starter, DeShawn Shead, left in free agency. Before Maxwell, the only cornerback Seattle had added in free agency was 49ers starter Dontae Johnson for a year.
Launched by the Miami Dolphins in October after losing his starting job, Maxwell returned to the Seahawks in November after Sherman suffered an Achilles injury that ended the season. He played most of his first game after rookie right-back cornerback Shaquill Griffin suffered a concussion in the initial possession, and Maxwell remained in the starting lineup for the last six games, and eventually replaced Jeremy Lane on the left side.
thought that Byron Maxwell did a great job to finish, "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after the season." It was exactly what we would have expected to happen, that when we incorporated it into our system and returned it to style in which we play, that can recover the same type of game. I think he did it. "
He played one of the biggest defensive plays of the season when he forced a loose ball from Dez Bryant in a Christmas Eve game against the Dallas Cowboys, which Seattle won to keep alive their hopes of making the playoffs. with 46 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception.
A sixth-round selection of Seattle in 2011, Maxwell started 17 games between the 2013 and 2014 seasons before signing a lucrative free agency contract in 2015 with the Philadelphia Eagles , who later changed it to Miami after one season