Eagles trade Alonso, Maxwell to Dolphins, swap firsts

Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell were traded to the Dolphins on Monday.
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The Philadelphia Eagles have traded linebacker Kiko Alonso, cornerback Byron Maxwell and this year’s 13th overall pick to the Miami Dolphins for this year’s eighth overall pick, the teams announced.

The Eagles shed salary in the deal while moving up in the draft. The Dolphins continue to reshape their defense, after signing defensive end Mario Williams and removing the transition tag from Olivier Vernon, making him a free agent.

Alonso, 25, played in just 11 games in 2015 due to an ACL injury. He recorded 43 tackles and one interception for the Eagles after being acquired last off-season from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for LeSean McCoy. Alonso missed the entire 2014 season with a torn left ACL.

Maxwell, 28, played in 14 games for the Eagles last season, collecting 64 tackles and two interceptions. He previously spent four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Maxwell signed a six-year, $63 million contract with the Eagles in 2015.