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Byron Maxwell likes his chances against DeSean Jackson, Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr.

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Newly signed Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell has a tough challenge ahead of him for now and years to come. The $63 million man will inevitably be tasked with guarding some of the premiere wide receivers in the NFC East six times a season.

The names are well known: DeSean Jackson, Dez Bryant, and Odell Beckham Jr. These three wide receivers did a lot of damage to the Eagles' lackluster secondary in 2014. Philadelphia is counting on their new corner to do much better. Meeting with the Philadelphia media for the first time on Wednesday, the 27-year-old Maxwell said he's up for the challenge.

Maxwell doesn't lack confidence, but his opposition is tough. In 2014, all Eagles defensive backs were targeted 56 times and allowed 33 receptions for 613 yards and five touchdowns against this NFC East wide receiver trio. Maxwell also faced all of the NFC East receivers in 2014 (each just one, obviously unlike the Eagles) and fared pretty well. He was targeted only five times and allowed two receptions for 68 yards and no touchdowns.

Maxwell obviously won't have the kind of talent around him he does in Seattle. But he does think he fits in the Philadelphia defense just fine.

More from Maxwell's intro presser below.

Why he signed with the Eagles

Chip Kelly


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