Maxwell, who worked out with the Seahawks on Monday before agreeing to terms, played in Seattle from 2013-14, making 17 starts with the team before signing a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Maxwell was cut by the Miami Dolphins last month after playing in just two games this season. A hamstring injury limited him during early portion of the Dolphins' season, and his on-field struggles led to him being scratched the two weeks prior to his South Beach release.
Maxwell had a strong 2016 season, and the Seahawks will be hoping to see a revitalized version of the 29-year-old in their secondary. He's a good match for Seattle's system and has experience playing under coach Pete Carroll after being drafted by the team in 2011.