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Byron Maxwell could leave Seattle Seahawks in free agency admits GM

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Byron Maxwell may not be the most lauded piece in the Seattle Seahawks feared secondary, the Legion of Boom.

Free Agency Looming

But the Seattle Seahawks seem suitably worried about losing the cornerback in free agency next month when he will officially hit the market.

And general manager John Schneider confirmed those fears in a recent interview where he revealed that Maxwell will have a lot of choices open to him, with a whole host of NFL sides looking to land his signature.

Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Schneider indicated the fifth-year cornerback could be tough for Seattle to retain.

“Byron is one of ours, it’s just it would be hard to see him leave, but I would think his market will be very strong,” Schneider said, according to a transcript from the Pro Football Writers of America.

“He’s a heck of a kid, a heck of a player, but we are going to keep doing things the way we [started here]. Just keep drafting people and playing young people and trying to keep the players that we can keep, try to identify the players that we have to reward, and make those tough decisions about players that are under contract that you may have to let go to create some cap room. Those are just tough decisions as you go," Schneider added.

Interested Teams

The Philadelphia Eagles could well be one of the teams interested in Maxwell. They have a real need for a new starting corner, and with Maxwell being arguably the best one available it seems to be an obvious match.

Another franchise eyeing up Maxwell could well be the Atlanta Falcons, who now have former Seahawks defensive co-ordinator Dan Quinn installed as their head coach. Atlanta do need someone to play opposite Desmond Trufant and with that link already there it could be a perfect fit.

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