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Report: Eagles Will Pursue CB Maxwell

According to a report from's Tony Pauline, the Eagles are among the front runners in pursuit of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell.

Maxwell, 26, is slated to become a free agent when free agency begins on March 10. He was a sixth-round pick by the Seahawks in the 2011 Draft and started 13 games this past season. Seahawks general manager John Schneider acknowledged that it could be difficult to retain Maxwell.

"Byron is one of ours, it's just it would be hard to see him leave but I would think his market will be very strong," Schneider said.

"We are not going to change anything we do and so if Byron does move on, we'll hopefully have another young Byron Maxwell out there. He's a great guy."

Maxwell recorded 45 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery starting opposite cornerback Richard Sherman. Seattle's defense allowed the fewest passing yards in the league in 2014.

Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher is also slated to become a free agent on March 10.

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