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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

Revolving-door policy in Seattle continues

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
The winds of change continued to blow briskly for the Seahawks Saturday, with the exits of high-priced WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh and offensive line coach Alex Gibbs highlighting a host of significant developments.

Seahawks acquire OG Andrews, lose O-line coach Gibbs

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
Seattle traded for Eagles OG Stacy Andrews on Saturday, but lost offensive line coach Alex Gibbs, according to an NFL Network report.

Seahawks officially release WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The Seahawks have released WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, according to multiple reports.

Cardinals cut ties with QB Matt Leinart

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Cardinals released QB Matt Leinart, who failed to win the team's starting job this summer.

Report: Seahawks to cut or trade WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
New head coach Pete Carroll must find WR T.J. Housmandzadeh expendable as the Seahawks are ready to part ways with their leading receiver from 2009.

Seahawks concluded Wilson was expendable

Posted Sept. 02, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
None of our Seahawks sources could honestly say they saw the trade of fan favorite Josh Wilson to the Ravens coming.

Report: Ravens acquire CB Wilson from Seahawks

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Ravens added depth to a banged-up secondary Tuesday, trading a conditional fifth-round pick to the Seahawks for CB Josh Wilson, according to an ESPN report.

Seahawks acquire OT Polumbus from Lions

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
One week after losing out on a waiver claim on OT Tyler Polumbus to the Lions, the Seahawks traded for Polumbus to add depth to their offensive line.

Carlson could be Seahawks' best fantasy weapon

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
After scoring a touchdown in each of the final four games in 2009, don’t be surprised if Seahawks TE John Carlson picks right up where he left off last season.

Injury sidelines Seahawks OLG Hamilton

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
The injuries continue to pile up for the left side of the Seahawks' offensive line. OLG Ben Hamilton missed practice Wednesday with an undisclosed injury and, according to head coach Pete Carroll, will not start Saturday's preseason game against ...

Report: Seahawks, Vikings balk at Jackson's asking price

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that both the Vikings and Seahawks have been turned off by the salary demands of Chargers holdout WR Vincent Jackson, whose agent says he isn't sure the Chargers want to trade his client.

Catching up with Warren Moon

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon shares his thoughts on Brett Favre, an up-and-coming division and a football movie that he's a part of.

Recently cut WR Jones chooses Seahawks

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 9 p.m. ET
WR Brandon Jones, who was released by the 49ers on Wednesday, agreed to terms with the Seahawks on Sunday.

Update: Seahawks OLT Okung (ankle) out 2-4 weeks

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
As was the case a good part of the 2009 season, the Seahawks' offensive line might be ankle-deep in problems after losing 2010 first-round OLT Russell Okung to an ankle injury in the first quarter of Seattle's 27-24 loss ...

Bradford, Tate lead NFC West rookie crop

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
You’ll be making a mistake if you’re counting on youth to serve up much of a fantasy impact from the NFC West in 2010.

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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