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  • Dolphins In Trade Talks For Byron Maxwell

    The Eagles are looking to unload another remnant of the Chip Kelly era.

    This time it’s cornerback Byron Maxwell, whom Kelly signed to a six-year, $63 million contract a year ago. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Eagles and Dolphins are discussing a trade that would send Maxwell to Miami.

    The Dolphins have been looking to add another big-name piece to their defense, having already visited with free agent defensive end Mario Williams. Maxwell would upgrade Miami’s secondary, but it would come at a cost: The 28-year-old Maxwell has an $8.5 million base salary this year and a $10 million base salary next year.

    Maxwell started 14 games for the Eagles last season.

  • #2
    From what I've been reading Eagles fans are really hoping that this trade happens and Seattle fans are laughing at the Dolphins and their fans. They ALL think Maxwell is a joke and totally overrated, stating that without all the help he got from his counterparts in Seattle he is just a mediocre cornerback. They are all making fun of the Dolphins and Tannenbaum's moves.

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    • cuchulainn
      cuchulainn commented
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      He started and finished on bad terms for the Eagles. Julio Jones lit him up his first game for them, then he was injured and missed the end of the season, but was really good for them the rest of the time. Discount anything else Eagles fans say. They hate everyone, even their own best players. lol...

      Could care less about Seattle fans. They didn't exist before 2013. ;-)

    • DolphinsFreak
      DolphinsFreak commented
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      Yeah, you kind of loose all credibility when you throw snowballs at injured players leaving your stadium on a stretchers AND throw giant D batteries at Santa Claus.

  • #3
    Ugh... Do not want that contract... Maxwell is pricey and often injured. May be his physical style of play. He is a big, physical guy at 6-3, 207 lbs. He does have 4.4 speed per his combine and would match up well with the big receivers in the East.

    Would only trade him if we could re-negotiate that contract.

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    • gulfcoast74
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      Often injured and pricy. Hell he will fit right in.

  • #4
    If a trade does work out, Maxwell contract has an outclause next year. He will account for 8.5 million against the cap, but next year his salary would rise to just over 10...if you cut him, only 3 million would be dead cap

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    • #5
      Personally - it's a scheme move. Maxwell excels in a 4-3 zone coverage base. He plays well in dime and nickel spreads. He's not a press man corner which is what Philly tried to make him.

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      • cuchulainn
        cuchulainn commented
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        Hope you're right. Love his size and physical presence.

    • #6
      It's stated this is a trade... what we are trading? OV? Hopefully not a draft pick.

      Maxwell would make $8.5M next season, pricey, but makes sense if we're cutting Grimes and Miko.

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      • DolphinsFreak
        DolphinsFreak commented
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        AHA - I was going to type the same thing............

      • cuchulainn
        cuchulainn commented
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        Hoping Miko goes up to LFS and starts her shat with Iggles fans. They'll beat the Hell out of her skanky ass. lol...

      • DolphinsFreak
        DolphinsFreak commented
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        Aha!........................

    • #7
      A FA bust last year, an ok CB with a big contract and we lose a pick. PFF ranked him 73rd out of 117 before going on IR. I don't like this move.

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      • cuchulainn
        cuchulainn commented
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        Some caveats to that rating with the rocky start to the season with Julio Jones, then the injury at the end. He's making Grimes money. Losing Grimes and Miko for a bigger, younger, stronger guy could be a good thing.

        What will Omar do without Miko?

      • VAIDER5120
        VAIDER5120 commented
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        That worked out well when we swapped LBs in 13'. This guy is not better than Grimes and one game against Jones doesn't keep a CB at the bottom of PFFs rankings. Maybe it was a scheme problem but I wouldn't swap him for Grimes, I'd play him opposite if a trade is made. JMO

    • #8
      I was wondering if this might be some kind of package deal including Cam Wake and maybe switching draft positions here or there. Hopefully he's not going to be Grimes' replacement instead of his complement.

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      • #9
        http://www.csnphilly.com/blog/700-le...-byron-maxwell

        Evaluating Maxwell
        It would be fair to characterize Maxwell’s season as up and down. It began at a low point with Jones’ big game – nine catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns – then the following week, Maxwell appeared to give less than full effort on a 42-yard Terrence Williams catch-and-run during the fourth quarter of a loss to the Cowboys.
        Maxwell would turn it around in the weeks that followed. According to Pro Football Focus, from Weeks 3 to 13, the fifth-year corner was targeted 45 times in coverage, allowing 28 completions for 365 yards – a meager 8.1 average per attempt – and zero touchdowns. That works out to 45 yards per game, minus Week 4 against Washington, when he exited early with an injury. Yards per catch were kept to a minimum as well at just 92 total, and he only surrendered one reception over 23 yards during that span.
        But Maxwell would go on to end the season poorly, giving up big plays in back-to-back games against Buffalo and Arizona before going out with an injury. That’s the last thing people remember, which coupled with an ugly first impression, has many people down on his play overall.
        Maxwell is not a shutdown cornerback, which is what might be expected for the cost. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a good addition to the Eagles roster. At the very least, he was certainly an improvement over what they had.
        Contract Structure
        Did the Eagles overpay Maxwell? Perhaps. What they did not do, however, is over-commit.
        Maxwell’s contract works in such a way that the Eagles can get out from under it as early as next season, 2017. In fact, that or some restructuring seems likely. The cap hit will rise to $11.2 million, while the team would eat $3.6 million in dead money – still a savings of $7.6 million. In other words, they can be out from under the so-called six-year deal in as little as two.
        Maxwell’s salary last season and next also weren’t unbearable. The cap hit for 2015 was $8.7 million, while it rises to $9.7 million in ’16. That might be slightly more than he’s worth, but the Eagles can stomach that for another season then see we’re they’re at.

        Not as bad as was expressed initially. The Eagles are on the hook for some of that guaranteed cash and we'd basically be paying him what we were going to pay Grimes for a single season. Also, we'll redo his deal and get him cheaper if we want to retain him.

        My only concern is if we trade a draft pick. That I do not want to do, unless we're simply exchanging picks with the Eagles.

        Waiting for details and hoping it's Grimes Vs Maxwell only.

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        • #10
          There's a rumor floating that the Fins had already asked Grimes to take a cut and he said no...

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          • #11
            More rumors - Fins are also working on getting Kiko Alonso in the trade for Maxwell.

            Hell Yes, if we can do that.

            Cut Grimes and pick up both Maxwell and Alonso. Redo both contracts and that's huge for both the secondary and the LB corp.

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            • #12
              What are we giving up brov?

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              • #13
                Armando Salguero ‏@ArmandoSalguero 7m7 minutes ago

                The Dolphins are indeed trying to add LB Kiko Alonso in addition to CB Byron Maxwell as @AdamSchefter reported.

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                • #14
                  Originally posted by Bahamas View Post
                  What are we giving up brov?
                  From what I've seen, the Fins are treating this as ''We're doing you a favor'' by taking Maxwell off the Eagles' hands. There'll be something in it, but I expect us to be the big winner as we're upgrading our secondary and our LBs.

                  Details haven't been released yet. Be interesting to see what we give up, but the Eagles were desperate to get out of some of Chip Kelly's deals.

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                  • #15
                    Kiko adds a whole new twist to that deal.
                    While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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