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Seahawks GM on Byron Maxwell: 'I'm sure his market will be strong'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) Seahawks general manager John Schneider did not appear optimistic about his chances to re-sign cornerback Byron Maxwell during Thursday's combine press conference, per FOX Sports. Seattle will not use the franchise tag on Maxwell or any player this year, per the team's official website.
Schneider noted that Maxwell is "one of ours," but "I'm sure his market will be strong." Maxwell, a sixth-round selection by Seattle in the 2011 draft, recorded 39 tackles, 12 pass deflections and two interceptions in 2014.
"Those are tough decisions as you go, but we're not changing anything we do," Schneider said, per the Everett Herald. "So if Byron does move on, we'll be hopefully having another young Byron Maxwell out there."
Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell likely to enter free agency
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/12/15) It appears unlikely that the Seahawks will be able to re-sign cornerback Byron Maxwell before free agency begins on March 10.
In a recent radio interview, via the Florida Times-Union, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said it could be tough to bring Maxwell back due to upcoming negotiations with running back Marhsawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson.
“Now are we are going to give it a good ride and try to do what we feel like is appropriate for our organization in trying to keep him? Absolutely," Schneider said. "Is it going to be enough? I can’t answer that. I really don’t know."
Maxwell was taken in the sixth round of the 2011 draft by the Seahawks. In 2014, Maxwell recorded 39 tackles, 12 pass deflections and two interceptions.
Seahawks corner Byron Maxwell set to test free agency
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/31/15) Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell is ready to hit the free-agent market during the upcoming offseason and feels the Super Bowl will be his last game in Seattle.
"I’m the prettiest girl at the dance right now," Maxwell said. "But yeah, it’s one of those things I’m excited about it. I would love to be here, but I’m ready to see what’s out there and see how things work out."
Maxwell, who was heavily targeted this year with the Seahawks secondary filled with Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, grabbed two interceptions and defended 11 passes.
"Coming into the season I already knew teams were going to try me," Maxwell said. "But it was cool. I accept that. That’s more opportunities for me to get the rock and put my name out there."
Seahawks to make CB Byron Maxwell a free-agency priority
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/25/15) Seahawks general manager John Schneider told the Seattle Times that one of his first priorities will be re-signing corner Byron Maxwell, who is headed for unrestricted free agency. "Now I think he, like a lot of our other unrestricted guys, I think he is going to be highly sought after and he should be," Schneider said.
"But we would at least like to have the opportunity to retain him."
Maxwell, 26, who starts opposite Richard Sherman, had 39 tackles and two interceptions in 13 regular-season games.
Seahawks' Carroll uncertain about Maxwell's status for NFC title game
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/12/15) Seahawks coach told 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday he is still not sure about the status of cornerback Byron Maxwell for the NFC Championship Game vs. Green Bay on Sunday.
Maxwell was hampered by an illness during Saturday's divisional playoff game against the Panthers.
"(He) just didn’t feel well enough," Carroll said Saturday, per The Seattle Times. "We thought he would come out of it. He was sick during the week. He just didn’t feel well enough to contribute on a steady basis so he participated on special teams and he was available to us if we needed him in the nickel. But really, he just didn’t feel well at all."