Seahawks sign former Cornerback Byron Maxwell

Byron Maxwell is reportedly rejoining the Seattle Seahawks, according to multiple reports.

Maxwell, 29, played four seasons with Seattle and made 17 starts opposite Richard Sherman, who is out for the year and will have surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles suffered Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals.

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 arrived in Miami prior to the 2016 season as part of a trade along with linebacker Kiko Alonso from the Philadelphia Eagles.

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He started 13 games for the Dolphins in 2016 and finished with 53 tackles, two interceptions and a career-high 15 passes defended as Miami reached the playoffs.

Maxwell, a Clemson grad who was a sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2011, arrived in Seattle Sunday and had a meeting with the Seahawks Monday and has agreed to a one-year deal, according to reports. It is expected Maxwell will sign for the veteran minimum (a pro-rated share of $900,000, in his case, or just over $370,000 for the rest of the season, as well as potentially a bonus of no more than $80,000) since Miami had to give him the rest of his salary of $8.5 million for this year as termination pay.

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.

While the Seahawks were also exploring other options, reuniting with a player who knows the system already is vital with only seven games remaining.

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