Report: Eagles Trade Alonso, Maxwell To Miami

Byron Maxwell

Byron Maxwell. (Jeff Fusco)

UPDATE NO. 2: It’s a done deal, says Rapoport.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter has more details.

Original Story

The Eagles may be kicking the league year off with a splash.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are discussing a trade with the Dolphins that would send Byron Maxwell to Miami.

Chip Kelly signed Maxwell to a six-year, $63 million contract last offseason that included $25 million in guarantees. His $8.5 million salary in 2016 is fully guaranteed. Maxwell carries a cap hit this year of $9.7 million.

The 28-year-old had an underwhelming first year in Philadelphia — particularly considering the price tag attached to him. Howie Roseman is hoping to free up some money with free agency set to officially open on March 9 (the Eagles currently have about $17 million in cap space). This could help in that regard.

A couple key questions: What is coming back in return? And who will man the corner spots next season?

Eric Rowe is a potential option for one of the spots. Current DBs on the roster include JaCorey Shepherd, Denzel Rice, Randall Evans, Aaron Grymes and Jaylen Watkins.

The Eagles have been talking to the reps of Nolan Carroll, according to a league source, but the two sides have been unable to come to terms on a deal to date. He is now expected to test the market. Walter Thurmond —  who switched to safety last year — and E.J. Biggers are also poised to become free agents.

Here are some of the top free-agent corners, per Rotoworld:

Janoris Jenkins (Rams, age 27)
Prince Amukamara (Giants, 26)
Casey Hayward (Packers, 26)
Sean Smith (Chiefs, 28)
Pacman Jones (Bengals, 32)
Patrick Robinson (Chargers, 28)
Brandon Boykin (Steelers, 25)
Leon Hall (Bengals, 31)
Jerraud Powers (Cardinals, 28)
Tracy Porter (,Bears, 29)
Leodis McKelvin (Bills, 30)