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Tue, 26 May 2015 10:17:08 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DEs Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett will not be present at organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. Avril is attending to a personal matter while Bennett wants a new contract.
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 23:33:53 -0800
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril's $7.5 million salary became fully guaranteed on Saturday, Feb. 7.
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:27:59 -0800
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (head) will not return to Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:59:31 -0800
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (head) is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:03:13 -0800
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril will receive $2.5 million of his new $28.5 million contract in the form of a signing bonus. Avril's cap number is $8 million for 2015, $6.5 million in 2016, $5.5 million in 2017 and $8 million in 2018.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:59:30 -0800
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril received a four-year, $28.5 million extension from the team Friday, Dec. 19. The extension includes $16 million guaranteed, according to a source.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:30:31 -0700
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is reportedly unhappy about the trade of WR Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, presumably since the two were friends. A report in the New York Daily News said Lynch almost did not get on the team bus for the ride to the airport and flight to St. Louis. Other players like DE Cliff Avril and LB Bruce Irvin expressed disapproval.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:39:40 -0700
Seattle Seahawks TE Luke Willson (oblique), OT Michael Bowie (shoulder), DE Cliff Avril (hamstring), DT Tony McDaniel (groin) and DT Brandon Mebane (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and are listed as probable for Week 2.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:05:22 -0700
Seattle Seahawks TE Luke Willson (oblique), OT Michael Bowie (shoulder), DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) and DE Chris Clemons (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:56:21 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring), OT Michael Bowie (shoulder) and DE Chris Clemons (knee) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:34:03 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DL Cliff Avril (hamstring) could return in Week 2, according to head coach Pete Carroll. "We're planning on him being part of it this week unless he has some kind of setback," Carroll said. "That'd be a nice little boost to get him back in the game."
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:48:37 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks have declared OG Alvin Bailey, CB Brandon Browner, DL Chris Clemons, DL Cliff Avril, LB John Lotulelei, DL Jordan Hill, OT Michael Bowie inactive for Week 1.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:10:37 -0700
Seattle Seahawks CB Brandon Browner (hamstring) and DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) will both be game-time decisions in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers. Both players will go through workouts before the game Sunday, Sept. 8, to determine if they can play. If Browner doesn't suit up, CBs Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell will play cornerback. DE O'Brien Schofield will start if Avril doesn't play.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:46:03 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is listed as doubtful for Week 1.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:58:03 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring), DT Tony McDaniel (groin), DT Brandon Mebane (groin) and WR Stephen Williams (head) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 5.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:58:27 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring), DT Tony McDaniel (groin) and DT Brandon Mebane (groin) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:08:04 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) may be a question mark for practice Wednesday, Sept. 2, but he is making progress. "He ran pretty well today. I'm anxious to see what happens later in the week," head coach Pete Carroll said. "I watched those guys work out today and he was moving better than I would have thought and the trainers. We'll see what happens. We'll see how he takes to this workout today and get another day off and see what happens. I don't know what that tells us but it's good news."
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:36:15 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring), DE Bruce Irvin (groin) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) are considered game-time decisions for the team's third preseason game.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:45:19 -0700
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael (back), DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) and DT Tony McDaniel (groin) will be game-time decisions for the team's second preseason game. Michael and McDaniel were able to return to practice Friday, Aug. 16.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:16:29 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said DE Cliff Avril (foot) likely will not play in the team's second preseason game even though he participated in individual drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:44:15 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DL Cliff Avril (hamstring) could return as early as next week, according to head coach Pete Carroll. De Chris Clemons could be ready by Week 1.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:11:18 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) is making progress, but he is unlikely to play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug, 8, against the San Diego Chargers.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:51:10 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring), DE Michael Bennett (personal), OT Michael Bowie (hamstring) and CB Ron Parker (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, July 30.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:48:29 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said DE Cliff Avril (foot) should be ready for the start of training camp. Avril misses the organized team activities and most of the minicamp because of a plantar fascia injury.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:48:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (foot) has been battling a foot issue, but head coach Pete Carroll said Avril would be ready for minicamp. "He'll be ready to do some stuff. He's running now. You can see him running out there. I don't think we'll put him in the competitive situations, but he'll get some early work in practice," Carroll said.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:08:08 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said DE Cliff Avril (foot) will be limited during minicamp next week because of his foot injury. Carroll said Avril will be able to participate in some drills.
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:00:47 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DL Cliff Avril (foot) is expected to start running later this week, but head coach Pete Carroll said Avril is hurting. Carroll said Avril won't be able to practice for "another couple weeks at least."
Fantasy Tip: Avril should be fine in time for training camp, unless he suffers some sort of setback. His health is key, since the Seahawks will be without Bruce Irvin (suspension) for the first four games. Chris Clemons (knee) is also working his way back from a torn ACL.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:17:16 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (foot) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, May 20, because of a plantar fascia issue. Head coach Pete Carroll said the team is monitoring the situation and will hold Avril out for a few weeks.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:33:52 -0700
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said DE Cliff Avril could be used as a strongside linebacker next season because he played the position when he was in college.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:14:31 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team will use DEs Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril and Bruce Irvin on third downs and defensive sub packages. He said they will all see time to make sure they are fresh later in the game.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:18:19 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril's deal with the team is for two years and $15 million.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:17:44 -0700
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (Lions) will join the team Thursday, March 14, to take a physical, which is not expected to be a problem. His deal will then be finalized.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:01:31 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks signed DE Cliff Avril to an undisclosed two-year contract Wednesday, March 13.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:25:52 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent DE Cliff Avril (Lions) to an undisclosed deal.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:16:22 -0700
Free-agent DE Cliff Avril (Lions) is heading for a visit to the Seattle Seahawks.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:05:13 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts are rumored to be the favorites to sign free-agent DL Cliff Avril (Lions).
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:48:16 -0800
The Detroit Lions are not expected to bring back free-agent DT Cliff Avril (Lions).
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 07:31:01 -0800
Impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril (Lions) has the interest of at least four teams in free agency, according to sources.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:48:56 -0800
Impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril (Lions) said Friday, March 8, that he is confident he could play in a 3-4 defensive scheme. The Cleveland Browns have shown an interest in Avril's services. He played linebacker in college at Purdue.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:10:40 -0800
Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril said there has not been much talk with the Lions about a new contract at this point but things could change in the next few days.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:23:03 -0800
Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril said he would be interested playing linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. "I think I can do it," Avril said. "I thought I was going to be a 3-4 coming out, obviously. I ended up getting drafted to the Lions at the defensive end position. The weird thing is all the guys out of Purdue from the last few drafts who played end became 3-4 ends. I'm the only one out of all of those guys who played linebacker and became a defensive end. Maybe I'll join that club, if it's the case."
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:27:53 -0800
The Denver Broncos are not expected to show interest in Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril because he likely would receive better offers and the team has bigger needs.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:50:44 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are expected to pursue Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril when free agency begins.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 06:48:11 -0800
Free-agent DL Cliff Avril (Lions) said there has only been minimal chatter with his agent and the Detroit Lions about a new deal.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:43:40 -0800
The Detroit Lions have the No. 5 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and while Alabama CB Dee Milliner is the popular pick in various mock drafts, the team could also look to Brigham Young DE Ezekiel Ansah or Oregon DE Dion Jordan if they are unable to re-sign impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril. Florida State DE Bjoern Werner also could be a potential fit.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:43:13 -0800
Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) would be a fit for the Detroit Lions, if they are unable to re-sign impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril. However, he is 33 and wants to play for a contender, and whoever signs him will be seeking his replacement again in two years.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:09:43 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew once again reiterated that he has no plans to use the franchise tag on any of the team's players this offseason. Last year, the team placed the tag on DE Cliff Avril, but they would have to spend $12.7 million if they wanted to tag him again this season. S Louis Delmas (knees) would have been a candidate for the tag had he not injured both of his knees in the last two years. Detroit wants to re-sign Delmas, but to a short-term deal for less than the $6.8 million tag for safeties. The pool of free-agent safeties may be thin this year because of the cheap price to franchise them, and the Lions need to sign two safeties this offseason, which could drive up Delmas' price on the open market. DE Michael Johnson is a candidate for the franchise tag, too.
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:06:41 -0800
Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril said he would like to get a deal similar to the six-year, $100 million contract Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams received. "Anything is possible," Avril said. "I would love to get Mario's deal. Who wouldn't? Those are some great numbers. My thing is I want to keep getting better. I'm still young. I'm only 26 years old. The sky is the limit as far as that. Those are some great numbers, hopefully we can get somewhere near there."
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:03:06 -0800
Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril would like to re-sign with the team, but likely not for a hometown discount. "I don't know. It depends on the situation, honestly," Avril said. "It depends on why I would be taking less money, first off. I don't know, but we just have to get the numbers going and we'll see. I really don't know if I would take less right now."
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:08:26 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is not concerned about the status of impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril. Mayhew is confident Avril's impending free agency will be worked out, one way or another. "All those guys that are free agents, we'll continue to have discussions about," Mayhew said. "I've talked to a few of their agents. We have ample time to sort through those situations. If you go back and look through our history here, we haven't had a lot of free agents that we really wanted to have back that we didn't get back."