Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Seahawks sign cornerback Byron Maxwell

Seahawks sign cornerback Byron Maxwell

The Seahawks are dipping into their past to fill out their cornerback depth as ESPN and the NFL Network reported Monday that Seattle will sign Byron Maxwell to take the roster spot that will be created by putting Richard Sherman on Injured Reserve.

Sherman suffered a season-ending Achilles injury Thursday against Arizona.

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 signed with Philadelphia in free agency after the 2014 season but lasted just one year with the Eagles and was traded to Miami before the 2015 season.

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Almost a full calendar year later, Maxwell was shipped to the Miami Dolphins. 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.

Davis was a fourth-round pick of the 49ers in 2015 out of SC. In the 2016 regular season, he accumulated 172 rushing yards and a touchdown while also catching 17 passes for 208 yards in six games. The second-year tailback out of Notre Dame has received minimal work in a limited amount of time this season, taking 11 carries for 23 yards.

Coach Pete Carroll said during the preseason that Davis had the ability to be either an early-down back or fill the two-minute/third-down back role that Prosise has typically held (Davis had 70 receptions during his SC career and 10 for 63 yards in his two seasons with the 49ers).

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