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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 release CB Parker, add WR Butler

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
The Seahawks released CB Ron Parker and signed WR Deon Butler to active roster.

Seahawks' O-line major factor in offense's recent success

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
While rookie phenom Russell Wilson is mainly responsible for Seattle's recent offensive fireworks, the O-line in front of him has also excelled.

Seahawks CB Sherman wins appeal

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Seahawks CB Richard Sherman won the appeal of his four-game suspension for the use of performance-enhancing substances.

Still plenty to determine in Week 17

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The "pandemonium at FedEx Field," as DeAngelo Hall is calling the Redskins-Cowboys win-and-in matchup, heads the Week 17 slate.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Russell Wilson, Geno Atkins and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

NFC West Spin cycle: There's no stopping red-hot Seahawks

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The surging Seahawks grabbed center stage in the NFC West with their playoff-clinching rout of the Niners in Seattle.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

Seahawks roll past 49ers into playoffs

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson threw four TD passes, Marshawn Lynch scored two early TDs and the Seahawks scored a 42-13 rout of San Francisco.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Another Sunday-night special on the way

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush rants about all the different reasons the 49ers-Seahawks game Sunday night should be worth the price of admission.

Seahawks place DE Jones on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Seahawks placed DE Jason Jones on injured reserve and signed DT Hebron "Loni" Fangupo to the active roster from the practice squad.

Seahawks release TE Moore

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
The Seahawks released TE Evan Moore and promoted TE Sean McGrath.

Seahawks-49ers highlights Week 16 action

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm looks ahead to Week 16, which features some key divisional matchups that will have major playoff ramifications — including Seahawks vs. 49ers.

Key matchup: Niners wide receivers vs. Seahawks cornerbacks

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Niners WRs vs. the Seahawks CBs in the Week 16 Sunday-night game.

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

NFC West Spin cycle: 49ers, Seahawks make statements

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Huge victories by San Francisco and Seattle in advance of their prime-time matchup in Week 16 grabbed the headlines in Week 15.

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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