After concerns over his health, Byron Maxwell has passed his physical with the Miami Dolphins in order to proceed with his trade from the Eagles, according to his agent Alvin Keels.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported Wednesday that the Dolphins were considering backing out of the trade due to concerns about a potential shoulder injury.
The deal was first reported on Monday, but can not become official before the new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. In exchange for Maxwell, linebacker Kiko Alonso and the 13th overall pick, the Eagles will recieve the 8th overall draft pick, reports the NFL Network's Albert Breer. The trade was contingent upon both players passing their physicals.
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports Maxwell told Miami’s doctors that he could not do a bench press or pushups, though he had told the Eagles his shoulder was healthy at the end of the year.
Maxwell missed the final two games of the 2015 season on injured reserve with a shoulder sprain.
The Dolphins will inherit the six-year, $63 million contract Maxwell signed with the Eagles before last season.
- Erin Flynn