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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

Key matchup: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Bears run defense

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. the Bears’ run defense Sunday at Soldier Field.

NFC West Spin cycle: Kaepernick teams up with 'D' to keep Niners hot

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The 49ers remained hot, the Rams rebounded with a win, the Seahawks shot themselves in the foot and the Cardinals kept losing in Week 12.

Report: Seahawks CBs Browner, Sherman facing four-game suspensions

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
Seahawks CBs Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are reportedly facing four-game suspensions for violating the league’s PED policy.

Dolphins rally past Seahawks 24-21

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Dan Carpenter kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play Sunday, and the Dolphins scored 17 points in the last 8:08 to rally past the Seahawks 24-21.

Key matchup: Dolphins running game vs. Seahawks run defense

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The Dolphins are in must-win territory and will try to get their run game going against a stout Seattle defense.

Seahawks at no loss in terms of leaders

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 8:50 p.m. ET
Team leadership on the Seahawks is a shared responsibility, according to PFW sources.

Seahawks rookie safety Guy suspended four games

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
Winston Guy has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Raiders waive LB Curry

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders waived former first-round LB Aaron Curry on Tuesday.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams, Cardinals continue to roll downhill

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
While the Seahawks rested on their bye week, there was no rest for the weary Rams and Cardinals following losses to the Jets and Falcons.

Steady Unger has taken control of Seahawks O-line

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
It would appear C Max Unger is no longer performing under the radar, providing solid leadership on Seattle's O-line.

Former NFL TE Jerramy Stevens arrested

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Police say ex-NFL TE Jerramy Stevens appeared in court Tuesday after being arrested hours earlier on suspicion of domestic violence assault.

NFC West spin cycle: Unlikely tie tightens up division

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
While the Rams and Niners fought to a 24-24 deadlock in San Francisco, the Seahawks kept the heat on with a 28-7 pasting of the Jets.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

Seahawks stay undefeated at home with win over Jets

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes in the Seahawks' 28-7 win over the Jets.

Mysterious injuries can't keep Seahawks down

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
With the Seahawks holding their own in the hunt for an NFL playoff berth, injuries continue to provide an intriguing subplot.

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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