Cliff Avril RUMORS & NEWS

  • Avril knows he’ll have to be efficient to get to Peyton Manning

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril has managed 9.5 total sacks in the 2013 season while splitting time with Chris Clemons. In the team’s next game, Avril knows it’ll be a challenge to add to that number. Though not mobile nor elusive, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning avoids sacks by making..." January 25

  • Cliff Avril expected to play, but Chris Clemons still questionable

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Defensive end Cliff Avril is expected to make his Seahawks debut Sunday against the 49ers after nursing a hamstring injury all preseason and missing last Sunday’s opener. Meanwhile end Chris Clemons who led the Seahawks with 11.5 sacks in 2012 before suffering a torn ACL during the Redskins..." September 11

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    Carroll said DE Cliff Avril has "a great chance to come back" this week and DE Chris Clemons is still wait and see...

  • Source: Cliff Avril out for Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Cliff Avril’s debut for the Seahawks won’t happen today. Per a league source Avril will miss the Week One game at Carolina with a hamstring injury. Avril had been listed as questionable." September 08

  • Seahawks' Cliff Avril eager to spark pass rush

    Tacoma News Tribune "Pass rush specialist Cliff Avril got an early introduction to bookend offensive tackles Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini during pass-rush drills the past two days competing in some intense battles with his new teammates. The tussles are all in the name of improvement as Avril is penciled in as..." July 28

  • Cliff Avril says he's not sure Lions 'wanted me to come back'

    Detroit Free Press "The contract-negotiation saga between the Lions and defensive end Cliff Avril never was simple or easy to understand. It got even more complicated Friday when Avril contradicted what president Tom Lewand said about contract talks. Avril signed a two-year deal with Seattle on Thursday for a..." March 16

  • Defensive end Cliff Avril agrees to terms with Seahawks

    Seattle Times "The NFL Network’s Albert Breer, who first reported the deal, added on Twitter that Avril was traveling to Seattle on Wednesday evening to sign with the team. The Seattle Times also confirmed the deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Avril and the Seahawks have agreed to a two-year, $15 million..." March 14

  • Cliff Avril, Louis Delmas drawing interest from multiple teams

    Pride Of Detroit "Defensive tackle Sammie Hill isn't the only Detroit Lions free agent drawing interest from multiple teams. According to MLive's Anwar Richardson, defensive end Cliff Avril and safety Louis Delmas are receiving interest from several teams as well. Avril is drawing interest from at least four..." March 09

  • Lions' Cliff Avril the top NFL free agent, says SI's Peter King

    Detroit Free Press "Cliff Avril is already known as one of the NFL's top free agents this off-season. But the No. 1 free agent? That's a bit new. That's according to Sports Illustrated NFL expert Peter King, who's got him right at the end of the countdown, ahead of the Baltimore Ravens' Paul Kruger, the New..." March 09

  • Browns will pursue Ravens' Paul Kruger, Lions' Cliff Avril in free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns will pursue two of the biggest-name pass-rushers in free agency in Baltimore’s Paul Kruger and Detroit’s Cliff Avril, league sources said. They’re also likely to go after Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant and Cardinals linebacker Quentin Groves, according to sources. Teams..." March 07

  • Lions have had 'minimal' talks with Cliff Avril

    Pride Of Detroit "Defensive end Cliff Avril is set to become a free agent next Tuesday. Starting Saturday, his agent can start making contact with other teams to set up visits and begin negotiations. Avril was hoping to get this opportunity a year ago after not getting a long-term deal with the Detroit Lions, but..." March 06

  • Browns will pursue Baltimore Ravens' Paul Kruger, Detroit Lions' Cliff Avril in free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns will pursue two of the biggest-name pass-rushers in free agency in Baltimore's Paul Kruger and Detroit's Cliff Avril, league sources told The Plain Dealer. They're also likely to go after Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant and Cardinals linebacker Quentin Groves, sources..." March 06

  • Lions may not pay Cliff Avril like an elite pass rusher

    Detroit News "Cliff Avril is a good person and a good teammate. He's a hard worker, an excellent fit for the Lions' defensive system, and he has been moderately productive. But as we sit here today, a week before free agency commences, there is no way the Lions are going to offer him a contract that pays..." March 06

  • Without deal soon, Lions' Cliff Avril ready to test free-agent market

    Detroit Free Press "Cliff Avril churned his legs fast and furious Monday as he rode a stationary bike in the middle of the weight room at Total Sports in Wixom, and it was hard not to notice the Fathead in his likeness plastered on the wall a few feet away -- the one that may or may not need updating next..." March 05

  • Rotoworld's Evan Silva Predicts Colts Will Sign Cliff Avril And Antoine Cason In Free Agency

    Stampede Blue "With the news Monday that the Indianapolis Colts are going to make a run for San Diego Chargers offensive guard Louis Vasquez in free agency, now seems as good a time as any to highlight a pretty impressive article by Rotoworld's Evan Silva, a guy I call friend and who has been kind enough to..." February 26

  • How Lions could replace Cliff Avril via free agency, draft

    Detroit Free Press "If the Lions can't re-sign Cliff Avril before the start of free agency, they won't have too many enticing options to replace him. First, dominant pass rushers don't make their way onto the open market often. They're drafted and developed, cultivated and cared for until finally they cost too..." February 26

  • Lions set sights on 9 free agents, including DE Cliff Avril

    Detroit News "General manager Martin Mayhew offered a little teaser about the Lions' plans for their own unrestricted free agents Friday morning. "I'll put it like this, and maybe you guys can identify them, but there are about nine guys that we really are focused on of the 22," he said. "And there are a..." February 23

  • Detroit Lions' Martin Mayhew will meet with Cliff Avril's agent at NFL Scouting Combine

    Michigan Live "Detroit Lions vs. Cliff Avril, Part II. Members of the Lions' front office are ready for a second free agency contract tussle with Avril, and plan to sit down with Brian Mackler, the defensive end's agent, today at the NFL Scouting Combine. "We'll be talking with Cliff's agent today at some..." February 22

  • Lions hope to re-sign DE Cliff Avril for less

    Detroit News "The Lions haven't closed the book on re-signing free-agent defensive end Cliff Avril, but you get the feeling they are at the mercy of the market, hoping that a flood of available veteran pass rushers and NFL-ready draft prospects will knock down his asking price. "We just have to wait and..." February 22

  • Free agent rankings 2013: Cliff Avril third in NFL

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions have a lot of players set to hit free agency this offseason, and a few of them could command pretty nice contracts on the open market. The most notable free agent is defensive end Cliff Avril. He played on the franchise tag last year after turning down a deal from the Lions worth..." February 18

  • Cliff Avril explains why he rejected offer from Lions last year

    Pride Of Detroit "Last year, the Detroit Lions reportedly offered defensive end Cliff Avril a three-year deal worth $30 million ($20 million guaranteed). That seemed like a pretty good offer all things considered, but Avril rejected the deal, instead opting to take his chances on the franchise tag, which was worth..." February 17

  • Cliff Avril believes he's worth more than Detroit Lions' $30-million offer last year

    Michigan Live "When Cliff Avril finally agreed to sign the franchise contract with the Detroit Lions last year, he wouldn't confirm or deny he had rejected a three-year, $30 million offer from the team. Avril was more forthcoming during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday. When asked how difficult..." February 16

  • Cliff Avril says odds of re-signing with Lions '50-50'

    Detroit News "The odds were stacked against the Lions re-signing free agent defensive end Cliff Avril last offseason when they couldn't agree to terms on a long-term deal. Hearing Avril talk on the subject during the NBC Sports Network's "Pro Football Talk" program Wednesday, those odds haven't..." February 14

  • Lions free agent Cliff Avril has ability to switch to right side of defensive line

    Detroit Free Press "Will the Lions bring back free-agent defensive end Cliff Avril, and could he switch from the left side to the right side now that Kyle Vanden Bosch has been released? "I suppose he could do a lot of different things," general manager Martin Mayhew said recently. "He's a very good athlete. He..." February 10

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