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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

Wilson leads Seahawks' rout of Bills

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Seattle QB Russell Wilson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in leading the Seahawks to their second straight rout, a 50-17 win over the Bills.

Second-year OLB Smith coming on strong in Seattle

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Second-year OLB Malcolm Smith is the latest member of the Seahawks' 2011 draft class to make a major impact.

Week 15 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Texans, Ravens, 49ers and Packers all have opportunities to clinch their respective divisions on Sunday.

NFC West spin cycle: Cardinals come crashing down in franchise-worse loss

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
In an otherwise totally successful week for the NFC West, Arizona was totally embarrassed in a 58-0 loss to the surging Seahawks.

49ers-Seahawks flexed to SNF in Week 16

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The 49ers-Seahawks game in Week 16 has been flexed to be on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.

Seahawks dominate Cardinals 58-0

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner each had two interceptions, part of the eight turnovers forced by the Seahawks in a 58-0 win over the Cardinals.

Seahawks feel they can overcome loss of Carpenter again

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
Team sources are guardedly optimistic that John Moffitt can adequately replace fellow first-rounder James Carpenter at left guard.

NFL suspends Seahawks CB Browner four games

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
The NFL announced that Seahawks CB Brandon Browner has been suspended for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Seahawks waive WR Edwards

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
The Seahawks waived/injured WR Braylon Edwards and placed OG James Carpenter on the reserve/non-football illness list.

Behind scenes of a live NFL radio broadcast

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
After working in the booth during Sunday's Seahawks-Bears game, Arthur Arkush takes you behind the scenes of a national NFL radio broadcast.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams fortify status as divisional heavyweights

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Rams stole the show from Seattle in Week 13 with a stunning overtime upset of the Niners that moved their record to 4-0-1 in the NFC West.

Luck, Wilson highlight strange, amazing QB week

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
Rookies Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck were spectacular in Week 13. But there were several other notable QB performances.

Thrilling win could be turning point for Wilson, Seahawks

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
You can’t help but think this must be a turning point for a young Seahawks squad that finally showed some swagger away from home.

Seahawks rally for big road win over Bears

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson connected with Sidney Rice on a 13-yard touchdown with 7:33 left in overtime to lift the Seahawks to a wild 23-17 victory over the Bears.

Seahawks CB crisis a scary proposition

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
It's safe to say the Seahawks aren't looking forward to possiby missing CBs Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner down the stretch.

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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