After being on, then off, the trade between the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles that would send cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso to South Florida appears to be back on. The deal will also include a swap of first round draft picks, with Miami moving from eighth overall to 13th overall.
The Dolphins nearly pulled out of the deal after finding an issue with the shoulder of Maxwell. The cornerback sustained a sprained shoulder near the end of the 2015 season, causing him to miss the final weeks of the season. His passing the physical was reported by his agent, Alvin Keels.
Maxwell is expected to sign a contract extension once he arrives in Miami, which will bring down his 2017 salary cap number, which was set to account for $10 million. That amount would continue each year through 2020. His 2016 salary cap number will be $8.5 million.
The trade cannot be official until 4pm Eastern time today, when both teams will file it to the league.