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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

Tuesday's 60-second rant: NFL deserves the mess it created

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The debacle on "Monday Night Football" likely will result in the NFL ending its lockout of referees, but it can't undo the damage that was done.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state for the NFC West.

NFL: 'The result of the game is final'

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The NFL released a statement Tuesday announcing that Monday night’s result between the Packers and Seahawks will stand.

Jennings in, Baldwin out for Monday night's game

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
Packers WR Greg Jennings is active and Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin is inactive for Monday night’s game.

WR Baldwin questionable for Seahawks

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 10:27 p.m. ET
WR Doug Baldwin is questionable for the Seahawks on Monday night against Green Bay because of a shoulder injury.

Flynn appears to be accepting fate in Seattle

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 10:38 p.m. ET
Even though Russell Wilson has made him a second fiddle again, Matt Flynn still couldn’t be more important in the grand scheme of things in Seattle.

Report: NFL fines Seahawks WR Tate

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
Seahawks WR Golden Tate was fined $21,000 for his Week Two blindside block of Cowboys ILB Sean Lee, according to an ESPN Dallas report.

Seahawks release RB Lumpkin, sign CB Gorrer

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Seahawks released RB Kregg Lumpkin and signed CB Danny Gorrer, the team announced Tuesday.

NFC West spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Cowboys' offense stalls in loss to Seahawks

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks took control of the clock and the scoreboard in the second half, shutting down Tony Romo and the Cowboys.

Makeovers back in vogue for Seahawks O-line

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
After being “under siege” in Week One according to their head coach, it appears disorder has returned to the Seahawks’ O-line.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Report: Titans to add OG Lutui

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The Titans are signing veteran OG Deuce Lutui, according to PFW correspondent Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Kolb replaces Skelton, leads Cards to victory

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:33 p.m. ET
Kevin Kolb replaced injured John Skelton and led Arizona on the deciding touchdown drive in the Cardinals' win over Seattle.

Seahawks have other rookies besides Wilson worth noting

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
Several Seahawks rookies, including RB Robert Turbin, are capable of making a major impact right away this season.

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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