Miami Dolphins trade for Maxwell, Alonso
There was a brief moment on Wednesday where some thought this trade would not go through
CB Byron Maxwell is with doctors in Florida now, per source. Dolphins certainly concerned, taking a closer look. Nothing final either way.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 9, 2016
But then after further review, Maxwell was cleared and the trade went through.
— Alejandro Areces (@arecesalejandro) March 10, 2016
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced the team has acquired linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell and the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. In return, the Dolphins will send the Eagles the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
Alonso played in 11 games for the Eagles in 2015, totaling 45 tackles (35 solo) and one interception in his lone season in Philadelphia. The Eagles acquired him from the Buffalo Bills in a trade on March 10, 2015. He missed the 2014 season due to injury.
The Pro Football Writers’ Association NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013, Alonso played all 1,145 snaps the Buffalo defense had that season. He started all 16 games and totaled 159 tackles and four interceptions, becoming just first rookie since 1989 to record 150-plus total tackles and four-plus interceptions in a season. Alonso entered the league as a second-round pick (46th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in 2013.
Maxwell joined the Eagles as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2015 and finished tied for second on the team with two interceptions. He totaled 64 tackles (53 solo), forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble in 2015. Among all NFL players, Maxwell is tied for eighth with nine interceptions since 2013 (including playoffs).
Maxwell played four seasons for the Seattle Seahawks (2011-14) and started at cornerback in Super Bowls XLVIII and XLIX. He posted 12 passes defensed in both 2013 and 2014 and totaled seven interceptions in his final two seasons in Seattle, including an interception in the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.