Avril hasn???t signed the team???s $10.6 million franchise tender. The team's standout pass rusher hasn???t shown up for voluntary workouts and probably won???t next week for minicamp. The sides reportedly are $2 million per year apart in negotiations on potentially a four- or five-year deal.
???It???s up to Tom,??? Avril told the Detroit Free Press. ???It???s up to Tom, and see where we can go with that.???
If a deal isn???t in place by July 16, Avril could opt for the franchise tender this season and become a free agent in 2013. However, Avril remains optimistic that an agreement can be reached before training camp in July.
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