Philadelphia Eagles Trade Kiko Alonso, Byron Maxwell To Miami Dolphins

Philadelphia Eagles Trade Kiko Alonso, Byron Maxwell To Miami Dolphins
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The Miami Dolphins made a big stride in 2016 trade by acquiring linebacker, Kiko Alonso and cornerback, Byron Maxwell from the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the league sources. The Eagles will get a draft compensation.


The two athletes were recruited by former Eagles coach Chip Kelly. Kelly thought that Maxwell and Murray would star in Philadelphia, and Alonso would strike his pre-ACL injury form. It just didn’t happen. Kelly was fired late in 2015-16 season and replaced by Doug Pederson. Unfortunately for both players, they were not in Pederson’s wishlist. The Eagles now traded Alonso and Maxwell in a bid to clear Kelly’s mess, according to the Sports Illustrated.

Maxwell struggled as team’s No 1 cornerback last season after being roped in by the Eagles last summer as a big free-agent signing. He signed a six-year, $63 million contract but was inconsistent on the field. Maxwell recorded only two interceptions and 64 tackles, as reports the ESPN.

Alonso, a former second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills, was plagued by a series of injuries last season. He recorded a career-low 43 tackles and one interception in 11 games.

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The Dolphins struggled against both run and pass, and were ranked 25th in total defense last season. Miami signed Alonso and Maxwell in a bid to boost their defense. The franchise is expected to release Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes in the coming days, according to the Sun Sentinel. The nine-year veteran had declined to resign his contract, according to the club’s proposal. The Eagles also traded another Chip Kelly acquisition, DeMarco Murray, to the titans on the same day.

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