Found February 21, 2012 on Detroit Lions Football:
PLAYERS: Cliff Avril
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril told he wants to remain in Detroit and be part of a team that is on the rise.

Answering emails: Tagging and trading Cliff Avril possible but unlikely for Detroit Lions

The defensive end would have to sign a one-year contract with Detroit before the Lions could trade him to another team.

'Possible' holdout doesn't make Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril selfish

The 25-year-old is looking for a long-term deal to stay in Detroit; he doesn't want the Lions to slap the "franchise player" tag on him.

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Avril one of most talked-about free agents, and for good reason

Free agent DE Cliff Avril wants a big payday, and if the Lions franchise him he might hold out. Mike Freeman says Avril's numbers show he's worth the money, but cap-strapped Detroit can't afford another big contract.

Lions' Avril says he might consider holdout if franchise tag used

Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril said Saturday that he's open to holding out if the Lions attempt to resolve his pending free agency by applying the franchise tag.

Combine offers agents, execs time to talk

INDIANAPOLIS The old hands wont be forgotten while the youngsters hoping to land jobs in the NFL are going through the audition regimen at the NFL Combine testing and workouts this week. Having player agents and front-office executives at the same venue makes an ideal setting for contract negotiations for teams that want to re-sign their own free agents before the free-agency signing...

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants to re-sign Cliff Avril, Stephen Tulloch and Jeff Backus

Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch, defensive end Cliff Avril and left tackle Jeff Backus are three players coach Jim Schwartz said he wants to re-sign at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday.

Differences expected in franchise designation

Some players are accepting of the franchise tag, which could start being implemented on Monday, but others, like Cliff Avril of the Lions and Ravens running back Ray Rice, are adamant they want the security of a long-term deal anchored by a huge signing bonus. Let the discussion and dissent begin once again.
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