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56 Cliff Avril DE

Seattle Seahawks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
24%13%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
15214.5001

Player Updates

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Seahawks lock up DE Cliff Avril to four-year, $28.5M extension
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Seahawks have signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension worth $28.5 million with $16 million guaranteed, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.

Avril was set to become a free agent at the end of the season before signing an extension. Since joining the Seahawks in 2013, the 28-year-old pass-rusher totaled 40 tackles, 12 1/2 sacks and six forced fumbles over 29 games.

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Pete Carroll confident Seahawks will improve pass rush
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Seahawks have totaled just seven sacks through their first six games. Though, coach Pete Carroll remains confident in the defense, especially pass rushers Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, who have combined for no sacks in the last four games.

"These guys have rushed really hard and been very aggressive," Carroll said of his starting defensive ends, per ESPN. "I’ve looked at every one of their rushes and situations and I think we’re going to count on those guys to continue to do what they’re doing and try to help around them."

Carroll said the team will try to make changes to improve the pass rush.

"We’ve got to get Mike active inside and get him to be the disruptor that he can be," Carroll said, hinting they might use Bennett on more snaps as a defensive tackle. "We need to help him with some stuff there, some stuff scheme-wise we’ll tweak here and there. Those guys are bringing it. In my mind it’s going to happen and we’ll just keep working until it does because we know it’s there."

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Cliff Avril leads ferocious pass rush
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Without blitzing, the Seahawks made Peyton Manning uncomfortable in the pocket. Defensive end Cliff Avril led the way with five quarterback hurries and two hits on his 32 pass rushing snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

End Chris Clemons had three hurries, a sack and a hit, and lineman Michael Bennett added four hurries.

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Cliff Avril wants to stay in Seattle long-term
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who's in the first year of a two-year, $13 million deal, said he'd love to stay in Seattle long-term. “I definitely don’t want to go into free agency again," he told ProFootballTalk.com.

"But,you know, we’ll see how it goes, how it works out, but I would definitely love to be out here, you know it’s a great place to be, stadium is amazing, team is good, I would love to be out here.”

Avril had eight sacks and five forced fumbles in 15 games this season.

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Seahawks' investment in defensive line paying off
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Seahawks spent a whopping 27 percent of their salary cap on defensive linemen, including signing ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, and the investment paid off, reports ESPN.com. Seattle led the NFL by pressuring opposing quarterbacks on 33 percent of their dropbacks.

Avril had eight sacks and five forced fumbles in the regular season, adding a half-sack, a pass breakup and drawing a key holding penalty in the win over New Orleans. Bennett had 8.5 sacks in the regular season. He had two forced fumbles, a half-sack and six tackles in the playoff win.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/4/14GB01.000
29/14/14SD0000
39/21/14DEN0000
510/6/14WAS0000
610/12/14DAL0000
710/19/14STL0000
810/26/14CAR0000
911/2/14OAK01.001
1011/9/14NYG0000
1111/16/14KC0000
1211/23/14ARI02.000
1311/27/14SF01.000
1412/7/14PHI0000
1512/14/14SF0000
1612/21/14ARI0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1712/28/14STL4:25 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2008Detroit Lions152318.055000.0000
2009Detroit Lions134127.0145.5000.0003
2010Detroit Lions133323.0108.5000.0005
2011Detroit Lions163629.0711144.0414
2012Detroit Lions163528.079.5000.0001
2013Seattle Seahawks152013.078000.0004
2014Seattle Seahawks152115.064.5000.0002
TOTAL103209153.05652.0144.04119
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008Detroit Lions15004011010
2009Detroit Lions1300300000
2010Detroit Lions13001011010
2011Detroit Lions16006032431
2012Detroit Lions1600200000
2013Seattle Seahawks1500501010
2014Seattle Seahawks1500101010
TOTAL1030022074471
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/260
Birthdate:
4/8/1986
Age:
28
Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL, USA
School:
Purdue
NFL Experience:
7
Awards:
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