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Cliff Avril

Cliff Avril - #56 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 260 lbs.
Birthday 04/08/1986
Birthplace Orange Park, FL
College Purdue
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 3rd round, 29th pick by Lions

Raiders acquire QB Flynn from Seahawks

Posted April 01, 2013 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
The Raiders acquired Seattle backup Matt Flynn on Monday for draft picks, signaling an end to Carson Palmer's brief tenure as starter in Oakland.

Vikings trade Harvin to Seahawks

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to trade WR Percy Harvin to the Seahawks in exchange for multiple draft picks, according to published reports.

Seattle Seahawks: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Seattle Seahawks, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Seahawks GM likes 'win-win' QB situation

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
Seahawks GM John Schneider does not appear to be in any hurry to unload Matt Flynn, as rumors have suggested.

Seahawks LB Hill arrested on assault charges

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
Seahawks LB Leroy Hill has been arrested after police say he assaulted his girlfriend and kept her in his home against her will.

Seahawks hire Thomas as VP of football administration

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Seahawks hired Matt Thomas as the team’s vice president of football administration on Friday.

Jets hire Idzik as GM

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Jets hired former Seahawks executive John Idzik as their general manager, owner Woody Johnson announced Friday.

Seahawks appear poised to move Flynn

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
If the right deal presents itself, the Seahawks won't hesitate to trade backup QB Matt Flynn.

Quinn returns to Seattle as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
The Seahawks named Dan Quinn the replacement for Gus Bradley as the team’s defensive coordinator.

Jaguars tab Bradley as head coach

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 8:50 a.m. ET
The Jaguars hired former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer and ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Cardinals interview Bevell, plan to talk to Arians

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have interviewed Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and plan to talk to Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Falcons finally put away gutsy Seahawks

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and overcame two interceptions in rallying the Falcons past the Seahawks, 30-28, on Sunday.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Key matchup: Falcons WRs vs. Seahawks CBs

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup we look ahead to Sunday’s divisional-round meeting between the Seahawks and the Falcons.

Seahawks sign DE Chukwurah, place Clemons on I.R.

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Seahawks signed DE Patrick Chukwurah on Wednesday and placed DE Chris Clemons on injured reserve.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2013
The Seattle Seahawks have finalized their contract with free agent defensive end Cliff Avril, adding another needed pass rusher along their defensive line. The contract, reportedly for two years, was finalized on Thursday.||||||| Avril immediately addresses Seattle's need to add someone who can pressure the quarterback. Avril had 9 1/2 sacks last season, but the best of his five years with Detroit came in 2011. Avril had 11 sacks - good for seventh in the NFC - along with six forced fumbles and an interception. His long, lean frame fits the mold of the type of defensive ends that Seattle coach Pete Carroll wants.
Posted March 13, 2013
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Avril and the Seattle Seahawks have reached agreement on a deal that addresses one of Seattle's big offseason concerns.||||||| The agreement was reached on Wednesday and is still pending a physical. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. NFL.com first reported the deal. Avril immediately helps Seattle's most glaring offseason need in adding depth along the defensive line. Seattle is unsure of the status of defensive end Chris Clemons due to a knee injury suffered against Washington in the playoffs.
Posted Oct. 20, 2012
Avril (back) is probable for Monday's game at Chicago.||||||| Avril suffered the injury last week against Minnesota.
Posted Sept. 30, 2012
Avril left Sunday's game against Minnesota with a back injury.||||||| Avril slipped awkwardly while rushing the quarterback in the fourth quarter and lost his footing. He remained down for a little while being tended to on the field, but he was able to walk off gingerly. He also missed the start of Detroit's next defensive series.
Posted Aug. 05, 2012
Avril has reported to Detroit Lions training camp. Detroit Lions spokesman Bill Keenist confirmed Avril signed his tender Sunday morning.||||||| Avril will make $10.6 million this season as franchise-tagged player. He didn't report with his teammates to training camp on July 26 and missed more than a week of practice. Avril is the only NFL player with at least 19 1/2 sacks, nine deflected passes, seven forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries the previous two years.

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