Boom! The trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins that was thought to possibly be called off will now go through. It was thought that Byron Maxwell's shoulder injury might ruin the deal, but now Maxwell's agent is confirming that his client has passed his physical with Miami.
Maxwell cleared by Dolphins staff and ready to roll!— Alvin Keels (@AlvinKeels) March 9, 2016
This means Maxwell and Kiko Alonso, who also passed his physical, will be headed to the Dolphins as originally reported. The Eagles will save around $5.8 million in cap space by making this trade.
It's still unclear what the Eagles will get in return. Earlier this morning, ESPN's Ed Werder reported the Eagles and Dolphins were set to swap first round picks. If that's still true, the Eagles would get the No. 8 overall selection while the Dolphins get No. 13. But is that still the case or did terms change? It seems like signs point to the terms staying the same:
I have confirmed what Maxwell's agent tweeted: Trade will go forward as planned, no changes, Maxwell shoulder OK.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) March 9, 2016
Again there will be no change in compensation. So if reports are true that Eagles were moving up from 13 to 8 in 1st round, that's the deal— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) March 9, 2016
Note that the terms can't be OFFICIALLY confirmed until the new league year begins today at 4:00 PM ET.
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