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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

Seahawks sign PK Longwell

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
With PK Steve Hauschka hurting, the Seahawks signed veteran Ryan Longwell, ESPN’s Ed Werder first reported.

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Seahawks DE Clemons has torn ACL

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
Seahawks DE Chris Clemons suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s wild-card win over the Redskins, an MRI reportedly confirmed Monday.

Carroll complains about condition of FedEx Field

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
The Seahawks lodged a complaint to the NFL about the conditions of FedEx Field, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Lynch, Seahawks too tough for Redskins

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards and a TD in helping the Seahawks grab a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Redskins on Sunday.

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Eagles granted permission to interview Bradley, Arians

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
The Eagles were granted permission to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

Key matchup: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson vs. Redskins' pressure

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Can Russell Wilson get outside the pocket? Can the Redskins afford to keep blitzing?

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Wilson, Kuechly named Rookies of the Month

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Panthers LB Luke Kuechly were named the NFC and AFC Rookies of the Month for December.

Lewis, Pagano highlight emotional weekend

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.

Seahawks assistants could figure in head-coaching mix

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
We hear the Seahawks are employing more than a few assistant coaches who could receive head-coach interviews.

Seahawks add Browner, place Thurmond on I.R.

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
The Seahawks placed CB Walter Thurmond on injured reserve with CB Brandon Browner's suspension expiring.

Seahawks top Rams to finish 2012 perfect at home

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson tied Peyton Manning's record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 26, and Seattle finished the season 8-0 at home with a win over the Rams.

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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