Seattle Seahawks poised to bring back cornerback Byron Maxwell


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks will sign Maxwell to a one-year contract.

Maxwell is expected to fill a void for the Seahawks at the cornerback position, as Seattle lost star corner Richard Sherman to a ruptured Achilles last Thursday against the Arizona Cardinals. In his final season in Seattle, Maxwell started 12 games, spring-boarding into a big free-agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Maxwell, who worked out for the club on Monday, was selected by Seattle in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.

Byron Maxwell will return to the Legion of Boom.

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Prior to his time in Miami, Maxwell spent the first four seasons of his career with the Seahawks, meaning this is a homecoming of sorts. While he finished with 53 tackles, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed, he was benched for inconsistent play.

Maxwell fell out of favor with the Dolphins after losing his starting job earlier this season. After a subpar year, the Eagles traded him, linebacker Kiko Alonso and their 13th overall pick to the Dolphins in exchange for their eighth overall pick.

The (6-3) Seahawks are now in second place in the NFC West behind the Los Angeles Rams and next play the (5-4) Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field on Monday Night Football.