The Philadelphia Eagles’ trade of Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the Miami Dolphins will go through
Wednesday morning, the trade appeared to be on hold while the Dolphins looked at Maxwell’s shoulder injury.
After the corner was checked out by Miami doctors, Maxwell’s agent, Alvin Keels, announced the defender was cleared.
NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported, per a source apprised of the deal, that Eagles will move up to the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 draft, while the Dolphins will move down to No. 13, in addition to acquiring Maxwell and Alonso.
While the trade seemed in limbo early Wednesday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport noted that the trade was not off and it was described as similar to what happens in many trades, but the Dolphins wanted to make sure of what they were getting.
Maxwell ended the 2015 season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, so the concerns of the 28 year old’s shoulder aren’t coming out of nowhere.
The trade can’t become official until after 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, when free agency starts.
As a non-profit entity, we do not have the staff to cover the NFL like other great websites. When we find great articles, we pass on the information and give credit where credit is due. The content on our website is provided for FREE and solely to assist the participants in the Fantasy Gives fantasy football fundraiser, where we utilize fantasy sports as a means to support non-profit groups.
This post was adapted from a website that we love! We highly recommend visiting NFL.com for more great content!