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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

Is NFC West still 'NFC Worst'?

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush ponders 10 questions about a division that looks like it could be on an upwardly mobile path following an excellent drafting effort.

2010 draft choices by team: Seahawks

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:52 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2010 NFL draft.

White gets needed fresh start with Seattle

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
There are carries to be had in Seattle for RB LenDale White, many more than there were in Tennessee, where Chris Johnson has become a star.

Seahawks acquire RB-RS Washington from Jets

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Not long after acquiring LenDale White from the Titans, the Seahawks traded for another backfield weapon late Saturday morning, picking up RB-RS Leon Washington from the Jets in exchange for Seattle’s fifth-round draft pick.

Titans trade RB White to Seahawks

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Looking to further diversify their backfield, the Seahawks have obtained veteran RB LenDale White from the Titans, reuniting White with Pete Carroll, his former coach at USC.

Tate should get golden opportunity with Seahawks

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
It looks like the Seahawks hit paydirt for the third straight time in the draft with the second-round selection of Notre Dame WR Golden Tate, who provides a terrific downfield dimension.

Okung, Thomas provide instant impact in Seattle

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
With the selections of OT Russell Okung and FS Earl Thomas, the Seahawks did quite well for themselves on both sides of the ball with their first two picks in the 2010 draft.

Seahawks sign former first-round wide receivers

Posted April 18, 2010 @ 2:34 a.m. ET
The Seahawks have signed a pair of underachieving wide receivers who had been out of the NFL, reaching agreements with former USC Trojan and Detroit Lion pick Mike Williams and ex-Jaguar Reggie Williams, both of whom were one-time first-round draft ...

Seahawks unveil different looking O-line

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Perhaps the most significant development on the first day of the Seahawks' voluntary veteran minicamp was that the offensive line looked a lot different than what most sources on the scene had expected.

Report: Seahawks DE Kerney calls it quits

Posted April 13, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
NFL.com reported Tuesday afternoon that Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney, who would have been entering his 12th season as a pro, has decided to retire.

Q&A with Toledo safety Barry Church

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 10:13 a.m. ET
Toledo's Barry Church talked to PFW about his prolific college career, those disappointing 40-times, funny sayings from Pittsburgh (his hometown) and a crippling fear of bees.

For Pete's sake

Posted April 08, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Now that Mike Shanahan has shaken up the NFL with his trade for Donovan McNabb, could new Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll be next to pull off a blockbuster deal?

Lions acquire OG Sims from Seattle

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Seahawks and Lions completed two trades on Monday, sending OG Rob Sims to Detroit in the more noteworthy of the two deals.

Seahawks could pick safety first on Draft Day

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
With the Seahawks being so busy on the NFL trade front, it was not difficult to overlook the mid-March release of Deon Grant.

Seahawks sign special-teams standout Morey

Posted March 29, 2010 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Seahawks announced Monday that they have signed special-teams ace Sean Morey to a multiyear contract.

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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