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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 think Whitehurst is total package

Posted March 27, 2010 @ noon ET
As was the case when they acquired little-known Matt Hasselbeck nine years ago, the Seahawks paid an eyebrow-raising price for QB Charlie Whitehurst, who'll be counted on as Hasselbeck’s heir apparent.

Seahawks obtain QB Whitehurst from Chargers

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
The wheels continue to turn fast and furious in Seattle with the news that the Seahawks have agreed to move down 20 spots in the second round and also part with a 2011 third-round pick to acquire QB Charlie Whitehurst ...

Eagles land Tapp from Seahawks for Clemons, pick

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
The Eagles and Seahawks swapped defensive ends Tuesday, with the Eagles landing Darryl Tapp and Chris Clemons heading to Seattle.

Seahawks release Grant, re-sign Tapp

Posted March 16, 2010 @ noon ET
The release of starting SS Deon Grant and the re-signing of restricted free-agent DE Daryl Tapp topped off a busy day of Monday moves for the Seahawks on the first day of their offseason conditioning program.

Report: Seahawks sign TE Baker

Posted March 13, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Seattle filled its need for a backup tight end Saturday, signing ex-Patriot Chris Baker.

Seahawks leaving no QB stone unturned

Posted March 13, 2010 @ 1:57 a.m. ET
There's plenty of QB intrigue in the Pacific Northwest, with names ranging from Tim Tebow to Donovan McNabb to Kevin Kolb being bandied about on the Seahawks' rumor mill.

NFC West team needs

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
With Marc Bulger showing that he was not the answer and having been released, the Rams desperately need to find a quarterback they can build their offense around. PFW continues its analysis of team needs with a look at the ...

Pass rusher could be bigger need for Seahawks than OT

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Seahawks insiders seem to think the team's need for a top pass rusher is just as glaring as the need for a new left tackle to eventually replace Walter Jones.

Seahawks franchise PK Mare

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 7:41 a.m. ET
The Seahawks further solidified their kicking ranks Wednesday when they placed the franchise tag on PK Olindo Mare. The 11-year veteran who kicked for both the Dolphins and Saints before taking over the PK duties in Seattle the last two ...

Seahawks planning 'unique' role for Curry

Posted Jan. 28, 2010 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The word out of Seattle is that new head coach Pete Carroll plans on having Aaron Curry apply a lot more pressure next season in more of a pass-rushing, stand-up DE role similar to what both Brian Cushing and Clay ...

Assessing where Redskins, Seahawks, Bills stand

Posted Jan. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
With only three teams having hired new head coaches since the end of the season, NFList looks at the pros and cons facing the new field bosses in Buffalo, Seattle and Washington.

Seahawks clarify chain of command

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
At the introductory press conference for new Seahawks GM John Schneider, the Seahawks indicated new head coach Pete Carroll will have the final say on personnel after all.

Schneider named Seahawks' new GM

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
League sources have confirmed that the Seahawks have hired Packers director of football operations John Schneider as the team’s new general manager to replace Tim Ruskell, who was forced to resign late in the season.

Insider: Why did Seahawks hire Carroll?

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
In hiring Pete Carroll, the Seahawks were looking to change the style of their head coach, one NFL insider says in this week's "Audibles," but he wonders why they pursued a coach whose image appeared to be taking a ...

Carroll quickly winning over Seahawks fans

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
After what we hear was a bit of a backlash initially in defense of Jim Mora when he was unexpectedly replaced by Pete Carroll, it appears Carroll is quickly getting the Seattle area to warm up to him.

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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