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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

Rookie FS Thomas earning his keep in Seattle

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
Despite some occasional rookie mistakes, Seahawks first-round FS Earl Thomas has made his presence felt more than a little on a defense that has had its share of problems lately.

Seahawks' Carroll delivers trash talk — literally

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll wasn’t lying when he said his team “played like garbage” in a 42-24 thumping by the Chiefs at Qwest Field in Week 12.

Bowe hauls in three TDs in Chiefs win

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes to Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles rushed for 173 yards and the Chiefs remained on top of the AFC West with a 42-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

2011 NFC West free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
After the season, the 49ers will have to decide who will be their quarterback of the future, as both Alex Smith and Troy Smith may become free agents. Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC West players likely to ...

Obomanu a quiet key in Seahawks' passing game

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
You might want to start paying more attention to Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu, who is quietly becoming more of a key cog in Seattle’s steadily improving passing game.

Seahawks driving ‘BMW’ to aerial success

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
Mike Williams' NFL career was supposed to be over long ago, but a reunion with his former college coach Pete Carroll has made him relevant once again.

Brees, Saints carve up Seahawks

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees became the New Orleans Saints' all-time completions leader, throwing for four touchdowns in New Orleans' 34-19 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Clemons a great fit in Seahawks’ ‘Leo’ role

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
It has been an up-and-down season so far for the Seahawks’ defense, but one defender who has been consistently up is DE Chris Clemons, who quietly has emerged as one of the NFC’s most productive pass rushers.

Rejuvenated Seahawks get their act together

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
With Matt Hasselbeck and Mike Williams leading the way despite broken body parts, the Seahawks broke down the Cardinals in impressive fashion to take charge in the NFC West.

Seahawks DE Brock plays after weekend arrest

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
Seahawks DE Raheem Brock was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday morning, according to The Seattle Times. Brock played in the Seahawks' 36-18 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Hasselbeck returns, leads Seahawks to win

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck, back after a one-game absence, threw for 333 yards and Mike Williams had the biggest game of his rejuvenated NFL career Sunday in the Seahawks' dominant 36-18 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Whitehurst fizzles in first start for Seahawks

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
With Charlie Whitehurst remaining a major work in progress and 35-year-old Matt Hasslebeck now having missed 12 games because of injuries the past three seasons, could the Seahawks consider spending a first-round pick on another signalcaller in the the 2011 ...

NFC West midseason reports

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
With three consecutive 100-yard rushing games, RB Steven Jackson has been the Rams' top offensive weapon by far. Read our midseason reports on NFC West teams.

Can wounded Seahawks stop their bleeding?

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
With their offense unable to score in the first three quarters for a second straight week, and their defense surrendering touchdowns on five straight first-half possessions, Seattle looked clueless in a 41-7 thumping by the Giants that does not bode ...

Giants dominate Seahawks 41-7

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw for three first-half touchdowns, Ahmad Bradshaw added a pair of rushing touchdowns and the New York Giants routed the Seattle Seahawks 41-7 on Sunday.

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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