Found July 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
PLAYERS: Cliff Avril
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
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DETROIT (AP) -- Cliff Avril says negotiations on a long-term contract with the Detroit Lions have ended. Avril says he wasn't mad when he knew Monday that a deal wasn't going to get done before the 4 p.m. EDT deadline. He will stay in Detroit as a franchise-tagged defensive end for at least one more season with a 10.6 million, one-year contract. The 26-year-old Avril was hoping to be rewarded with a multiyear contract for being a consistent playmaker for an improving team. He had career highs with 11 sacks, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries last year to help the Lions snap their 11-season postseason drought.
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