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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

Closer look at Seahawks' GM candidates

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
With the Seahawks in the midst of interviewing GM candidates, we look at the qualifications of the men who have interviewed for the job.

Carroll hits the floor running in Seattle

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
A very "fired-up" Pete Carroll was a bundle of energy in his introductory press conference late Tuesday morning as eighth head coach in the Seahawks' 34-year history.

Seahawks agree to terms with Carroll

Posted Jan. 11, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
The Seahawks announced Monday that they have agreed to terms on a contract with Pete Carroll to become the eighth head coach in the franchise's history.

Carroll agrees to become Seahawks' head coach

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
USC head coach Pete Carroll has agreed to a deal to be the Seahawks' new head coach, according to multiple sources, and is in the process of finalizing the details with the team before signing a contract.

Seahawks bombshells: Mora out, Carroll in?

Posted Jan. 08, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Seahawks dropped a bomb on head coach Jim Mora Friday, deciding to fire him after one season and reportedly set their sights on USC head coach Pete Carroll.

Branch's days in Seattle could be numbered

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 10:29 p.m. ET
With his hefty salary far outweighing his declining production, we hear Seahawks WR Deion Branch is likely to be sent packing after continuing to be a major disappointment.

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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