Former Clemson DB to sign with Seahawks

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

Schefter is reporting that Maxwell's contract is a one-year deal.

The 29-year-old Maxwell has appeared in just two games this season due to a foot injury, registering eight tackles, one forced fumble and no interceptions.

Maxwell played for Seattle from 2011-14, making him a founding member of the Legion of Boom, before signing as a free agent with the Eagles and then being traded a year later to Miami.

The Seahawks lost key defensive member Richard Sherman in last Thursday's game, leading to an emotional and poignant post-game despite the Seahawks 22-16 victory against the rival Cardinals.

Signing Maxwell was a no-brainer decision for the Seahawks.


Maxwell had an up-and-down first season with the Dolphins in 2016. Maxwell played down the stretch for Miami last season, helping the team into the playoffs, but was cut after starting only two games, replaced by rookie Cordrea Tankersley.

Maxwell's signing will again give Seattle five cornerbacks, joining Jeremy Lane, Shaquill Griffin, Justin Coleman and Neiko Thorpe, with Sherman out of the rest of the year.

Maxwell was drafted in 2011 by the Seahawks in the sixth round.

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.

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