Maxwell, a sixth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2011, was a member of the Legion of Boom secondary alongside Sherman and safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.
According to multiple outlets on Monday, the Seahawks will sign free-agent cornerback Byron Maxwell to a contract in the wake of Sherman sustaining a season-ending Achilles injury during the team's 22-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals last week.
Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) is called for pass interference on New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on November 6, 2016.
The former sixth-round pick from Clemson spent the first four years (2011-2014) of his National Football League career in Seattle, before landing a six-year, $63.5 million contract from the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2015 offseason.
"It has been bothering me all season", Sherman said after the game.
The 29-year-old made 17 starts with the club from 2013-14 before signing a six-year, $63 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
One of the biggest issues surrounding Maxwell over the years has been his inability to stay healthy. Seattle's signing of Maxwell does not impact Miami's salary cap situation. He started 13 games previous year and two more this season before getting released.