Monday March 7th, 2016

The Eagles are currently in discussion with the Dolphins about a trade that would send cornerback Byron Maxwell to Miami, reports Ian Rapoport of

Maxwell, 28, signed a six-year, $63 million deal last season. He is expected to earn $8.5 million in 2016 and $10 million for his base salary for the 2017 season.

Rapoport reports that the deal “could happen soon” and Miami would not have to give up more than a late-round draft pick for the cornerback.

Maxwell started 14 games for the Eagles last season and finished with 64 combined tackles, four assists and two interceptions.

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Fellow cornerback Nolan Carroll, who recorded 57 tackles last season, is also a free agent for the Eagles. The Dolphins currently have Brent Grimes at cornerback.

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