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Lions defensive end Cliff Avril said Saturday he might hold out if the team uses the franchise tag on him.
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Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril told the Detroit Free Press that he may hold out if the team puts its franchise tag on him, rather than negotiate a new long-term contract this offseason.The Lions can use the franchise tag to keep Avril off the free-agent market with a one-year deal. Avril told the newspaper he is considering skipping training camp and the start of the 2012...
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press, the Lions will do whatever it takes to not lose defensive end Cliff Avril in free agency and that means they’ll place the franchise tag on him if they have to.
Avril has already come and said he’s looking to get paid and doesn’t believe in giving the Lions a hometown discount, which might force them to tag him.
I think the...
Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril today clarified comments he made about potential tampering by other NFL teams in a radio interview.
Defensive end Cliff Avril isn't sure what the Detroit Lions plan to do with him.
Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril said he will contemplate holding out from training camp if the team uses its franchise tag on him rather than negotiate a long-term deal.
If the Detroit Lions want to keep defensive end Cliff Avril, they’re going to have to put the franchise tag on him or offer him more money than any other team on the open market. Avril made clear in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he has no intention of taking less money to…
Free-agent defensive end Cliff Avril said Friday he has no idea whether the Detroit Lions will apply the franchise tag to him.
Free agent defensive end Cliff Avril says he has no idea whether the Detroit Lions will apply the franchise tag to him. He hopes they don't. Avril said Friday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he wants to sign a long-term contract to stay in Detroit. The Lions can use the franchise tag on Avril to keep him off the market with a one-year deal for the average of the five...
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.