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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 LB Hill 'out for a while'

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Seahawks OLB Leroy Hill will miss several weeks after suffering an injury to his right Achilles tendon.

Deadline passes for Chargers WR Jackson to be traded

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The deadline imposed for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson to be traded, which would have allowed him to reduce his suspension from six games to four, has passed with no deal consummated.

Seahawks' road woes continue

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
There are a ton of things different about the Seahawks this season under new head coach Pete Carroll, but one thing remains the same: Seattle still stinks on the road.

Orton's throws for over 300 yards as Broncos beat Seahawks

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Kyle Orton threw for 307 yards and two TD passes and top draft pick Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Denver Broncos' 31-14 rout of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Seahawks could ill-afford Unger's injury

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Already missing first-round OLT Russell Okung (out with a high ankle sprain), the Seahawks suffered another blow when previously rock-solid second-year ORG Max Unger suffered a season-ending toe injury in Week One.

Seahawks place starting ORG Unger on I.R.

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Seahawks received bad news after their big season-opening victory over the 49ers. Starting ORG Max Unger was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after suffering an injury to the big toe on his left foot Sunday.

Seahawks shoot out of gate like Seattle Slew

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
Don’t look now, but Pete Carroll’s new-look Seahawks earned immediate respect leaguewide after one-upping the division-rival 49ers in a 31-6 thumping that few league observers can honestly say they saw coming.

Hasselbeck leads Seahawks to opening-day rout

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Seattle Seahawks gave new coach Pete Carroll a winning start with a 31-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Five football recipes to try out on game day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
We asked five NFL players for the recipes they like the most, and they served up some delicious-sounding fare.

Locklear takes pay cut to stay with Seahawks

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Veteran ORT Sean Locklear has agreed to give up $2.2 million in salary to stay with the Seahawks.

Seahawks OLT Okung's status uncertain for Week Two

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
Seahawks rookie OLT Russell Okung, who is already out for the season opener, might miss Week Two, as well.

Burnout apparently got to Gibbs in Seattle

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
While nobody knows for sure what actually triggered offensive line coach Alex Gibbs' decision to retire only eight days before Seattle's season opener, wear and tear appears to have been a contributing factor.

Reports: Seahawks to re-sign S Babineaux

Posted Sept. 07, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
Reports indicate the Seahawks plan to re-sign veteran S Jordan Babineaux, just a few days after releasing him.

Seahawks add Brock, Robinson, Siavii

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
Following the team's cutdown to 53 players, the Seahawks on Monday signed DE Raheem Brock, RB Michael Robinson and DT Junior Siavii. To make room for the three players, the team released S Jordan Babineaux, DT Kevin Vickerson and ...

Report: Seahawks to sign DT Siavii

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
A report on ESPNDallas.com says ex-Cowboys DT Junior Siavii will sign with the Seahawks.

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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