UPDATE (3:06 PM): According to a report, Maxwell will sign with the Eagles. Original article below.
Though it's not official, all signs seem to point to the Eagles landing Byron Maxwell when free agency begins on Tuesday. Recent reports indicate that Philadelphia is willing to pay the free agent cornerback north of $10 million per year.
According to Jayson Braddock, some potential contract details have already been leaked. Braddock reports that the Eagles have set the parameters of a Maxwell deal that's worth up to $63 million over six years, which is about $10.5 million per year. Braddock also reports that the guaranteed money is expected to be worth about $23.5 million. The deal would reportedly pay Maxwell $13.5 million in the first year of the contract.
As noted earlier, only four NFL cornerbacks currently make more than $10 million on an annual basis: Darrelle Revis ($16 million), Patrick Peterson ($14 million), Richard Sherman ($14 million), and Joe Haden ($13.5 million).
Again, this deal is not yet official by any means. Braddock notes that the Seattle Seahawks are still interested and that Maxwell will give them a chance to counter. But with Seattle having to spend money elsewhere (Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, etc.), the Eagles are making it tough for the Seahawks to compete.