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Dolphins looking to trade for cornerback Byron Maxwell from Eagles

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Could the Miami Dolphins already have a plan to fill Brent Grimes' roster spot even before the Pro Bowl cornerback is released?

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The Miami Dolphins are reportedly preparing to release cornerback Brent Grimes after the Pro Bowl cornerback rejected a restructured contract. The team may already have a plan in place to fill the void:

The Dolphins would take on $8.5 million in base salary from the Philadelphia Eagles for Maxwell if the trade is completed, as well as $10.5 million, with $3 million guaranteed, in 2017.

Maxwell struggled at times with the Eagles, his first in Philadelphia. He spent his first four years with the Seattle Seahawks, who drafted him in the sixth round of the 2011 Draft. Maxwell recorded two interceptions, 10 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 63 tackles last season. He has eight career interceptions.

The Dolphins and Eagles, if they agree to the trade, could not officially complete the deal until the new league year starts on Wednesday at 4pm.