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Byron Maxwell released by Miami Dolphins, report says


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The Miami Dolphins have released former starting cornerback Byron Maxwell, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Maxwell was benched by the Dolphins earlier this season. He also got benched during the 2016 season before eventually returning to the starting lineup.

The Philadelphia Eagles traded Maxwell, who was a free agency signing during the Chip Kelly regime, to Miami last offseason along with linebacker Kiko Alonso and the No. 13 overall pick in exchange for the No. 8 pick. From there, the Eagles executed a trade with the Cleveland Browns to move up to the No. 2 overall spot for some guy named Carson Wentz. You may have heard of him.

Earlier this year, Maxwell said the Eagles “messed up” by getting rid of him. Somehow, I doubt it. I think the Eagles would rather have Wentz.

Maxwell is reportedly expected to generate interest on the open market. The Eagles probably aren’t going to be one of the teams rushing to recruit him for his services.

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