Dolphins “gathering more information” on Byron Maxwell

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Wednesday morning brought word from Ed Werder and Chris Mortensen of ESPN that the trade between the Dolphins and Eagles involving cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso might be called off because of concerns about Maxwell’s shoulder that arose during his physical.

Werder followed up to say that “as of now” the deal is dead, although other reports indicate that isn’t the case. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are “gathering more information” on Maxwell’s shoulder injury, which kept him out of the final two games of the regular season, and determining their “comfort level” moving forward with the deal.

Salguero adds that the Dolphins’ hesitation “isn’t [an] attempt at [a] screw job.”

The deal was expected to include a restructuring of Maxwell’s contract and was expected to include a swap of 2016 first-round picks that would have jumped the Eagles from No. 13 to No. 8 with the Dolphins going in the other direction. It’s possible that the trade, which can’t become official until 4 p.m. ET, could go through with other compensation as a result of the Dolphins’ concerns, although that along with everything else about the trade appears to be up in the air at the moment.

28 responses to “Dolphins “gathering more information” on Byron Maxwell

  1. What the Dolphins should be doing is actually gathering information on getting themselves a REAL QUARTERBACK , and stop having the Wide receiver pretending he is one.
    They were rank 26th out of the 32 teams on OFFENSE.Its safe to say the defense didn’t get any help from the offense regardless how they look at times.
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  2. sounds like an attempt at a screw job. heard eagles were swapping first rounders with the dolphins…. wonder if that will flow into swapping that first rounder with tennessee… no idea who would take with the #1 overall though.

  3. Please be true…

    The 2 teams benefitting from this trade are the Eagles and Patriots…2 teams I dislike…

    #PatsAreCheaters
    #EaglesHaveNoRings

  4. My fins are so flipping weak..trading away pick for hurt players like that is utterly embarrassing. Damn atleast get players who don’t have MCL, ACL injuries, not to mention twice and for a first rounder!!!!! Disgustingly lame.

  5. You’re saying a team that is involved in trade talks pumped the brakes to do their due diligence?
    No friggin way!

  6. They basically are admitting they have no clue how to watch film on a player and see if he can do exactly what they need to do to defeat the other teams. Like…..ummmm… Score more points!!!!!! Every game!!!!! Yeah that’s how you win!!!!!!!

  7. What a bunch of BS down there in Miami.

    Maxwell’s shoulder injury hasn’t been a secret.

    If the ‘phins aren’t comfortable with the deal in the 11th hour, it means they didn’t do their homework on the injury until late in the game.

  8. I’m sure the deal will go thru. When agents and money are involved things tend to eventually happen. They already agreed to a contract restructure giving the bum – I mean Maxwell more money.

  9. Fins beat writer saying Maxwell refused to do bench press or pushups due to his shoulder during his physical. If that’s true this trade is done.

  10. Really hope this trade doesnt go through if it’s still for a first round swap.

    Two banged up defensive players, despite being starting material, is not worth relinquishing your top 10 pick when guys like Bosa, Myles Jack, and Hargraves can very-well fall to that spot.

  11. Its fine. In terms of compensation, moving to 8 from 14 isn’t some great windfall. I’m sure if the deal doesn’t go through, the eagles can use his mystery shoulder problem against him. But not, just release him.

  12. I hope it falls through. Swapping 1st is worth a 2nd or 3rd pick alone, nevermind the 4th tossed in.

  13. Great move by Miami. Philly has already shown their cards and desperately want to get rid of that Maxwell contract, so Miami comes back with the shoulder concern and tells Philly they’ll do the deal, but your not getting the 8th pick and we’ll give you a 4th instead of a 3rd rd pick. If Philly declines, they likely cut Maxwell and Miami can now go sign him to a lower deal. I know it’s hard for most of these former NFL coaches and personnel people who post comments here all the time to understand what Miami is attempting to do.

  14. Didn’t the Dolphins cut their #1 CB, or more precisely cut his wife by letting him go? It seems both teams have moved forward assuming this trade will complete. Looks like Miami is trying to either reduce what they are giving up or get a sweetner out of Philadelphia to complete the deal. My prediction is that the Eagles have to throw in a late round pick, maybe a 5th rounder.

  15. Regardless of the outcome, does anyone honestly believe the Eagles are doing anything other than making more money by lowering the cost of personnel? Wait till Howie gets to pick the next Danny Watkins or Marcus Smith. We are Cleveland.

  16. By “gathering information” I trust they mean “hearing every single person with a brain realizes he is terrible.”

  17. ballreaper says:

    What the Dolphins should be doing is actually gathering information on getting themselves a REAL QUARTERBACK , and stop having the Wide receiver pretending he is one.
    They were rank 26th out of the 32 teams on OFFENSE.Its safe to say the defense didn’t get any help from the offense regardless how they look at times.

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    EXACTLY #ballreaper… and you are getting downvoted by a bunch of delusional Phins fans… I’m a realist Phins fan and I can see that having a QB that never ranks above 15th in the league in the same division as Tom Brady is a losing proposition….

    Philbin marrying Tanny and giving him that huge contract and blowing up their cap space was the worst decision ever…

    and to all you guys thinking that Tanny is going to take the Phins deep into the playoffs… I’ve got some swampland to sell you

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