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Defensive end Cliff Avril remains optimistic that he’ll be able to get a long-term extension worked out with the Detroit Lions.
“It’s going,” Avril said of the ongoing negotiations with the Lions, per the Detroit Free-Press. “The line of communication is still open, so I guess that’s a positive.”
Avril isn’t sure how long the negotiations between his reps and the Lions will go on for.
“You never know,” he said. “This is my first go-around, so I don’t know necessarily how Tom and those guys work. I don’t know what their game plan is.
“I’m just waiting on the call saying I can come back to work.”
The Lions and Avril will have until July 16th to work out a new deal. If they can’t get something done by then, he’ll be forced to play the 2012 season under the franchise tag.
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