CLIFF AVRIL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Seahawks must prepare for the 2015 contract hit

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril played only half the snaps last season, but still racked up 33 QB hurries, five forced fumbles and eight sacks and was a crucial weapon for Seattle’s 1# ranked defense. Two years ago Avril turned down a $30 million deal from the Detroit Lions to try his luck in free agency. Things didn’t work out so hot on that front, so Avril decided...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril: From winless to Super Bowl contender

Six years ago, Cliff Avril was a rookie on arguably the worst team in NFL history: the 0-16 Detroit Lions. It’s amazing how much it has all come full circle for the defensive end, as he and the Seattle Seahawks are now just one win away from being a Super Bowl champion. Avril, a third-round pick by the Lions in 2008, has quickly developed into one of the league’s best pass rushers...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril not upset about his contract

Before becoming a free agent in 2013 Seahawks DE Cliff Avril reportedly declined a 3-year $30 contract to stay with the Lions opting to test the free agent market in hopes of getting a little bit more. Avril ended up signing a 2 year contract worth $13 million. A lot of players would be bitter knowing they lost out on $3.5 million a year, but Avril isn’t one of those players. “It’s...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril expected to make his Seahawks debut

According to SeattlePI.com,  defensive end Cliff Avril is expected to make his Seahawks debut on Sunday night against the 49ers. Avril has been dealing with a hamstring injury throughout the preseason. Avril returned to practice last week and was close to ready for the Panthers game, but the Seahawks gave him a little more recovery time. If he indeed plays Sunday in the most-anticipated...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks Sign Cliff Avril To a Two-Year Deal

The Seattle Seahawks signed former Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril to a two-year deal for $15 million. Avril received the Lions' franchise tender last offseason and didn't sign his one-year, $10.6 million contract until a week after training camp began.Avril turns 27 in April and finished last season with 9.5 sacks, 35 tackles, and 2 forced fumbles. Avril has 39.5 career...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril wants big money from the Detroit Lions

The current edition of the Detroit Lions can not afford to lose defensive playmakers. In fact, the time is now to hold on to the best of what they have and add a little more in the third level. This is why their biggest off-season move will be how they handle the Cliff Avril situation. Please Click Here To Read This Story. The post Cliff Avril wants big money from the Detroit...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril rejected Lions’ 3 year deal, worth 30 million with 20 million guaranteed

Today was the deadline for franchise players to sign long term deals with their teams. Among the players left unsigned was the Lions’ Cliff Avril. Hours after the deadline, it was reported that Avril rejected a 3 year, 30 million dollar deal, with 20 million guaranteed from the Lions and that that was their final offer. Obviously, a 3 year deal is less than ideal, but 20 million...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Young ‘outstanding’, Avril still seeking deal

When Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew was asked about outstanding performers this offseason, Lions fans may have expected the names Fairley and Best. After all, Nick and Jahvid were first-round picks.  However, the third player Mayhew listed was much less expected.  Third-year defensive end Willie Young rounded out Mayhew’s honor roll, making Detroit’s front line...
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril won’t be showing up for offseason workouts

Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril won’t be able to participate in offseason workouts since he hasn’t signed his franchise tender yet.  Avril is clearly holding out in order to get the long-term deal he’s looking for. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press, Avril plans on being in town when voluntary workouts begin next week, in case there’s some kind of...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions, Avril approach 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline

ALLEN PARK, Mich. The Lions and defensive end Cliff Avril were working under a negotiating deadline to reach an agreement on a contract Monday and avoid putting the franchise tag on Avril. The deadline for applying the tag is 4 p.m. Monday. Avril had his best year in four seasons with the Lions in 2011. He led the team with 11 sacks, a career high, and had six forced fumbles,...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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