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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

Jennings could regain starting job in Seattle

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
We hear former first-round pick Kelly Jennings, who performed quite well earlier this offseason, could be closing in on Josh Wilson for the Seahawks' starting RCB job.

Seahawks RB Ganther arrested for DUI

Posted July 04, 2010 @ 1:27 a.m. ET
Seahawks RB Quinton Ganther was arrested Saturday morning in California on suspicion of DUI. He was released from jail and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Trufant ready for major rebound in Seattle

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
We hear former first-round draft pick CB Marcus Trufant couldn’t be more determined to make amends for what he considered a lost season in 2009, and he's looking forward to playing a more aggressive bump-and-run style.

NFL suspends RB White, DT Thomas

Posted July 01, 2010 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended free-agent RB LenDale White for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, confirming an earlier report, and it also suspended free-agent DT Hollis Thomas for eight games.

Seahawks hire McCloughan for front office

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 2:43 a.m. ET
Scot McCloughan has landed with another NFC West team. Three months after resigning as general manager of the 49ers, McCloughan has been hired by the Seahawks.

Report: Seahawks claim ex-Chargers S Ellison

Posted June 22, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
One day after being cut by the Chargers, second-year S Kevin Ellison has been picked up by the Seahawks, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Seahawks release WR Reggie Williams

Posted June 20, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
WR Reggie Williams was cut late Friday by the Seahawks after trying to resurrect his career close to where he starred in college at Washington.

Seahawks staying positive after USC penalties

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
Sources on the scene in Seattle report that negativity has been kept to a minimum in the wake of the NCAA penalties against USC, which have rekindled speculation over Pete Carroll's career change.

Seahawks adjusting to RB White-out

Posted June 06, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
in the wake of LenDale White’s stunning release 35 days after being obtained in a trade with the Titans, it appears the Seahawks are back to square one at running back.

Seahawks release RB White; suspension coming?

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
RB LenDale White’s reunion with Pete Carroll was short-lived, as the Seahawks released him Friday. White also is likely facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, a league source told NFL Network.

Odds strong Milloy could start in Seattle

Posted May 21, 2010 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Don’t be shocked if 15-year veteran Lawyer Milloy begins the season as the Seahawks' starting strong safety and serves as a key mentor for first-round FS Earl Thomas.

Seahawks sign Losman

Posted May 18, 2010 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
The Seahawks added another quarterback to their stable Tuesday, signing former first-round draft choice J.P. Losman, according to an NFL Network report.

Seahawks tell Hill to stay away from minicamp

Posted May 03, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m. ET
The Seahawks told LB Leroy Hill to stay away from the team's minicamp over the weekend while he deals with off-the-field issues.

Seahawks RB Jones fighting uphill battle

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
In the wake of what has widely been deemed one of the better drafting efforts in the NFL, our Seahawks insiders believe the most competitive position on the team by far is running back.

Seahawks OT Jones officially retires

Posted April 29, 2010 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
In a move that had been anticipated, Seahawks nine-time Pro Bowl OLT Walter Jones officially announced his retirement Thursday on the eve of the team's first 2010 minicamp.

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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