Cliff Avril | DE | Seattle Seahawks
Posted: 9/10/2013 10:29pm et
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) could return in Week 2, according to head coach Pete Carroll. 'We're planning on him being part of it this week unless he has some kind of setback,' Carroll said. 'That'd be a nice little boost to get him back in the game.'
Huddle Up: The Seahawks only had one sack/QB hit in the Week 1 win over the Panthers, and having Avril available for Sunday night's showdown against the Niners would be huge for what is expected to be one of fantasy's top defenses.
Posted: 9/3/2013 12:55am et
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring) may be a question mark for practice Wednesday, Sept. 2, but he is making progress. 'He ran pretty well today. I'm anxious to see what happens later in the week,' head coach Pete Carroll said. 'I watched those guys work out today and he was moving better than I would have thought and the trainers. We'll see what happens. We'll see how he takes to this workout today and get another day off and see what happens. I don't know what that tells us but it's good news.'
Huddle Up: Seattle's other big offseason addition, WR Percy Harvin already will be shelved for most of the season after undergoing hip surgery, but Seahawk fans and certain IDP fantasy owners are anxious for the ex-Lion Avril to get on the field.
Posted: 8/15/2013 10:16pm et
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said DE Cliff Avril (foot) likely will not play in the team's second preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 17 even though he participated in individual drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Still no reason to push the veteran DE, who's recorded 29 sacks over the past 3 seasons playing with the Lions.
Posted: 6/9/2013 1:01pm et
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril has been battling a foot issue, but head coach Pete Carroll said Avril would be ready for minicamp. 'He'll be ready to do some stuff. He's running now. You can see him running out there. I don't think we'll put him in the competitive situations, but he'll get some early work in practice,' Carroll said.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound all that alarming for a DE who quietly has ranked among the league leaders with a combined 29 sacks and 9 forced fumbles over the past 3 seasons.
Posted: 4/19/2013 1:31am et
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said DE Cliff Avril could be used as a strongside linebacker next season because he played the position when he was in college.
Huddle Up: Wherever he lines up, the Hawks will be counting on big plays from Avril, who notched 29 sacks and 9 forced fumbles over the last 3 seasons with the Lions.
Posted: 3/13/2013 9:15pm et
The Seattle Seahawks signed DE Cliff Avril to an undisclosed two-year contract Wednesday, March 13. Avril will join the team Thursday, March 14, to take a physical, which is not expected to be a problem. His deal will then be finalized.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks add a top-flight defensive end to an already-formidable defense. Your move, Niners.
Posted: 3/7/2013 1:01pm et
The Cleveland Browns are expected to pursue Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Cliff Avril when free agency begins.
Huddle Up: Armed with a bevy of cap-room space, the Browns desperately need playmakers on both sides of the ball, and Avril -- who has 29 sacks and 9 forced fumbles over the past 3 seasons -- certainly fills the bill on defense.