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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 promote Giacomini, Robinson

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
The Seahawks released WR Ruvell Martin and C Chris White on Saturday, just three days after they had been added to the roster. The moves were made so the team could promote OT Breno Giacomini and QB Zac Robinson from ...

Hasselbeck out, Whitehurst to start vs. Giants

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Charlie Whitehurst will make his first-ever NFL start on Sunday, as the Seahawks announced that QB Matt Hasselbeck is out with a concussion.

Loss of DE Bryant a big blow to Seahawks

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
With Red Bryant being placed on injured reserve after suffering an injury to his right knee in the Week Eight loss in Oakland, the Seahawks now find themselves with a real potential problem on the defensive line.

Seahawks add three to roster

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Seahawks signed three more players to their active roster on Wednesday.

Seahawks place Bryant, Hamilton on I.R.

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
The Seahawks placed DE Red Bryant (knee) and OLG Ben Hamilton (concussion) on injured reserve Tuesday. Both players suffered their injuries in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

Seahawks licking wounds after rout by Raiders

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
In addition to getting beaten to a pulp by the suddenly red-hot Raiders in Week Eight, the Seahawks' already ailing roster was further depleted by a new rash of injuries, including a knee injury to DE Red Bryant.

Raiders roll past Seahawks 33-3

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
Jason Campbell threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns, and Oakland's defense did the rest to help the Raiders even their record at the midpoint of the season with a 33-3 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Tatupu remains Seahawks' trusty traffic cop

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Change has been a constant under Pete Carroll in Seattle, but one thing has remained the same: MLB Lofa Tatupu is still the defense’s undisputed traffic cop.

Seahawks activate FB Ganther

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
The Seahawks elevated FB Quinton Ganther to the active roster on Tuesday and placed RB Chris Henry and OT Breno Giacomini on their practice squad.

Week Eight power rankings

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 9:19 a.m. ET
Leading the NFC West with a 4-2 record, Pete Carroll's Seahawks are quietly creeping up in PFW's power rankings.

Seahawks winning ugly but hardly complaining

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
Hardly concerned about style points, Pete Carroll’s Seahawks snapped a four-game losing streak to the division-rival Cardinals Sunday despite an offense that had trouble scoring touchdowns and the loss of first-round OLT Russell Okung with another ankle injury.

Seattle beats Arizona 22-10, takes division lead

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Olindo Mare kicked five field goals, Matt Hasselbeck threw a 2-yard touchdown to Mike Williams, and the Seahawks took advantage of five Arizona turnovers in an unimpressive 22-10 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Lynch, Forsett enjoying reunion in Seattle

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
We hear the Seahawks couldn’t be happier over the instantly apparent chemistry between RBs Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett in the team's newly revamped backfield.

Lynch starting, but Forsett still contributing in Seattle

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Many thought the arrival of Marshawn Lynch in Seattle meant the end of Justin Forsett's fantasy value, but that proved not to be the case.

Hasselbeck leads Seahawks over Bears 23-20

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck threw for a season-best 242 yards and a touchdown and Seattle's defense sacked Jay Cutler six times in a 23-20 victory over the Bears 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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