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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

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Seahawks release TE Winslow

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
In a surprise move, the Seahawks released veteran TE Kellen Winslow on Saturday.

Report: Skelton wins Cardinals' starting job

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
John Skelton will be the Cardinals’ starting quarterback in Week One, according to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View.

Report: Jackson restructures contract to complete Bills trade

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
According to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, QB Tarvaris Jackson agreed to restructure his contract to complete a trade to Buffalo.

Wilson to start for Seahawks in Week One

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m. ET
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced Sunday that rookie QB Russell Wilson will start the regular-season opener.

Seahawks cut WR Owens, others

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
WR Terrell Owens’ comeback hit a snag Sunday as he was cut by the Seahawks.

Wilson has leg up on injured Flynn in Seattle

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The combination of another sterling performance and Matt Flynn's elbow injury appears to have given Russell Wilson the edge in the battle for Seattle's starting QB job.

Catchy NFC West position battles

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
There are other position battles going on in the NFC West besides the QB challenges in Seattle and Arizona — most notably at wide receiver.

Report: Wilson to start Seahawks preseason game

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
Rookie Russell Wilson will get the start for the Seahawks in their third preseason game on Friday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Saints acquire LB Ruud

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Saints have acquired LB Barrett Ruud from Seattle for an undisclosed draft pick.

Falcons among narrow Week One favorites

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening offers his take on four Week One games where linemakers have separated a pair of teams by less than three points.

Seahawks violate CBA by letting Owens practice in pads

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 12:47 a.m. ET
The Seahawks said Thursday they violated the NFL's CBA by allowing Terrell Owens to practice in shoulder pads during his first on-field practice.

Flynn to start preseason opener for Seattle

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
For this week and the preseason opener, Matt Flynn is the Seahawks' starting quarterback.

No T.O. but plenty of talk about Seattle's new WR

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
On his first day as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Terrell Owens was in Los Angeles gathering his belongings.

Report: Seahawks agree with WR Owens

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
The Seahawks have agreed to a one-year deal with WR Terrell Owens, FOX's Jay Glazer reported Monday.

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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