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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

Branch's exit from Seattle makes few waves

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
There was nary a shrug when the disappointing Deion Branch era came to an abrupt halt in Seattle with his Oct. 11 trade back to the Patriots in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

Patriots reacquire Branch from Seattle

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots reacquired WR Deion Branch from Seattle on Monday, according to reports by ESPN and NFL Network, both of whom cite a league source. Both reports say that the Seahawks will receive a 2011 fourth-round draft choice in return.

Reports: Patriots in talks with Seahawks about WR Branch

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
While nothing is close to imminent, the Patriots and Seahawks are reportedly talking about a potential trade involving Seahawks WR Deion Branch.

Seahawks hope Lynch will fill RB bill

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
There's strong reason to believe newly acquired Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will benefit from a badly needed change of scenery.

Bills trade RB Lynch to Seahawks

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Bills have agreed to trade RB Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks for a 2011 fourth-round draft choice and a conditional choice in 2012, according to Fox Sports. To make room for Lynch, Seattle released veteran RB Julius Jones.

Seahawks LB Hill suspended one game

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The league announced Monday that Seahawks LB Leroy Hill will be suspended one game and fined one additional paycheck for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Rams' defense stuffs Seahawks 20-3

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
QB Sam Bradford and a tough defense led the Rams to a 20-3 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Seahawks pleased with fill-in OT Polumbus

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 1:58 a.m. ET
Seattle was very happy with the play of Tyler Polumbus while he was filling in for starting OLT Russell Okung, and Polumbus may soon get some opportunities at right tackle.

Seahawks LB Hill placed on I.R.

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
The Seahawks placed LB Leroy Hill on injured reserve because of an Achilles injury, ending his tumultuous season. The team re-signed DT Craig Terrill and promoted OG Mike Gibson from the practice squad.

Washington bolsters Seahawks' biggest strength

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
With the addition of Leon Washington, the league's leading kickoff returner, special teams continue to be the Seahawks' biggest strength.

Seahawks cut veteran OG Pitts

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The Seahawks had high hopes for OG Chester Pitts but were forced to cut him on Thursday after he struggled to stay healthy.

Reports: Seahawks sign WR Stokley

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Seahawks have reportedly signed free agent WR Brandon Stokley and cut RB Quinton Ganther to make room on the roster.

Washington's two kick-return TDs lead Seahawks to victory

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Leon Washington returned two second-half kickoffs for touchdowns of 101 and 99 yards, making up for a long list of Seattle mistakes, and the Seahawks held off Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers 27-20 on Sunday.

Seahawks far from giving up on Hasselbeck

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
Even though he had a very forgettable performance against the Broncos in Week Two, we hear Matt Hasselbeck remains firmly entrenched as Seattle’s starting quarterback.

McLoughlin announced as Seahawks president

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Seahawks named Peter McLoughlin their new president, replacing Tod Leiweke.

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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