(1090 The Fan) — Amid contract negotiations for running back Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson, it appears unlikely the Seattle Seahawks will be able to offer a contract to cornerback Byron Maxwell before free agency begins on March 10, according to CBS Sports.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a radio interview that the team will try to sign Maxwell, 26, to a new deal, but they may not be able to afford him.

Schneider added that, while the team will do whatever they can to keep Maxwell, he anticipates the Seahawks cornerback will be “very highly sought after.”

In 12 games in 2014, Maxwell had 45 tackles and five assists, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Seattle also has Jeremy Lane, DeShawn Shead, Richard Sherman and Tharold Simon at cornerback.

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