Byron Maxwell signing with Seattle Seahawks, per reports


Maxwell, who was released by the Miami Dolphins in late October, will join the Seattle Seahawks once again.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seahawks have moved fast to bring back a familiar face to their secondary ahead of the Week 11 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

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.

The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly replacing one member of the original Legion of Boom with another.

Maxwell was drafted in 2011 by the Seahawks in the sixth round. He started 13 games past year and two more this season before getting released.

He signed with the Eagles in free agency prior to the 2015 season, but after just one year with the organization, he was dealt to Miami. While he finished with 53 tackles, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed, he was benched for inconsistent play.

Maxwell had an up-and-down first season with the Dolphins in 2016. If anything, Maxwell's return provides the Dolphins with much-needed depth in the secondary for the second half of the season.

The Seahawks (6-3) will play host to the Falcons on Monday Night Football on November 20.