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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' Pro Bowl snubs considered justified

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Our sources in Seattle couldn't find much fault with the Pro Bowl voters' reluctance to choose any Seahawks players for the second season in a row.

Whitehurst to start for Seattle in Week 17

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Charlie Whitehurst has started only once in his five-year NFL career. Start No. 2 will come in one of the most important games of the entire 2010 season.

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Bucs keep playoff hopes alive with win over Seahawks

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 237 yards and a career-best five touchdowns Sunday to help the  Buccaneers keep their playoff hopes alive with a 38-15 rout of the struggling Seahawks.

Versatile Robinson earning his keep for Seahawks

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, former Niners RB Michael Robinson has quietly become a very key player for the Seahawks — in a lot of different ways.

Ellis, Jets sued by Seahawks fan

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Shaun Ellis has been sued by a Seahawks fan who claims that the Jets DE threw a "large chunk of ice" at him following a game in December 2008.

Hasselbeck on increasingly shaky ground in Seattle

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
After being removed from the Seahawks’ latest one-sided loss having registered three turnovers and a pathetic 28.9 passer rating, it appears Matt Hasselbeck’s longtime run under center in Seattle might have run its course.

Seahawks place CB Lewis on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Seahawks placed CB Roy Lewis on injured reserve on Monday and signed CB Marcus Brown off their practice squad.

Ryan tosses three TDs, Falcons win eighth straight

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns, Jonathan Babineaux recovered a fumble for a touchdown and the Falcons wrapped up an NFC playoff spot with a 34-18 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Injuries bombard Seahawks in untimely waves

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 9:38 a.m. ET
Few teams in the league have been victimized by injuries like the Seahawks, with different areas of the team getting thoroughly decimated at different points in the season.    

Seahawks place WR Butler on I.R.

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
The Seahawks placed WR Deon Butler on injured reserve Tuesday and signed OG Paul Fanaika from the Browns' practice squad.

Smith returns to lead 49ers past 'Hawks

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in a triumphant return to the starting lineup following a five-game absence, and the 49ers improved their once-slim playoff hopes with a 40-21 victory over the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks ...

Carlson's scant production for Seahawks a surprise

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 9:32 p.m. ET
For a variety of reasons, Seahawks TE John Carlson has not performed at the level most team observers predicted he would entering the season.

Wake-up call comes just in time for Seahawks

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
The Seahawks rebounded from a slow start to keep their playoff hopes alive with a win over the lowly Panthers. But they came away from the victory with newfound concerns about the condition of star WR Mike Williams.

Seahawks rally behind Lynch, top Panthers 31-14

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Marshawn Lynch scored on a pair of 1-yard runs in the third quarter, sandwiched around Lofa Tatupu's 26-yard interception return for a score, and the Seahawks rallied from a 14-0 deficit for a critical 31-14 win over the Panthers ...

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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