Byron Maxwell joins Seahawks, reuniting with draft team


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.

Carroll also told the radio station that Sherman is scheduled to have surgery on his ruptured Achilles this week. During the 2015 free agency period, the 29-year-old defensive back hit pay dirt with the Philadelphia Eagles en route to signing a six-year, $63 million deal in his first home outside of Seattle.

Friendships and flattery aside, the Falcons and Seahawks will square off next Monday night in a game that could have serious playoff implications down the line for both teams.

Maxwell was a starter on the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLIX team in 2014.

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.

Almost a full calendar year later, Maxwell was shipped to the Miami Dolphins. Maxwell played two games this season with the Miami Dolphins before he was released in October. As a rookie, Prosise posted 172 yards on 30 carries and one touchdown along with 208 yards on 17 receptions.

By the end of the 2017 regular season, Prosise will have played just 11 of 32 possible games through 2 National Football League seasons. Throughout his career, he has 52 passes defensed and 10 interceptions.