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The Seattle Seahawks and defensive back Byron Maxwell have come to terms on a one-year contract worth $ 3 million.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported details of the signing Friday.
Maxwell rejoined the Seattle Seahawks last November after getting released by the Miami Dolphins following a sluggish start to the 2017 season that included a hamstring injury. The veteran cornerback returned to form with the franchise that selected him in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft.
The 30-year-old Clemson product tallied 38 combined tackles, seven passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble in seven games with the Hawks.
Pro Football Focus rated him as the league’s No. 25 corner at season’s end. PFF also showcased his ability to make a quick tackle after a catch:
In all, the South Carolina native has racked up 245 combined tackles, 59 passes defended, 11 interceptions and 11 forced fumbles in 83 regular-season contests across seven seasons. He also has seven games of playoff appearance, highlighted by helping the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII.
Keeping Maxwell in Seattle always seemed like a wise move for both sides. The Hawks need depth at the position after releasing longtime top corner Richard Sherman earlier in the offseason, and Maxwell has played his best football under Pete Carroll.
The veteran will compete with Shaquill Griffin and Justin Coleman during training camp and the preseason to determine who will start for the Seahawks.