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Lions Most Likely Will Place Franchise Tag On DE Cliff Avril

Lions defensive end Cliff Avril was one of the top performers at his position this NFL season, he is also due to become an unrestricted free agent. Avril is looking to be paid like one of the top defensive ends in the NFL according to Anwar Richardson of Mlive.com. “It’s all about if they want […]

Lions vs Saints Playoff Preview

So the Lions have gotten over the first hurdle and earned a playoff berth, but now the real measuring stick is before them.  How good are the Lions?  They struggled against good teams this year, got embarrassed on national television two weeks in a row and saw their most high profile player damage his public […]

Stafford, Tulloch and Avril Left Off Pathetic Pro Bowl Roster

I know the Pro Bowl is a pathetic excuse for an All Star game and the selection of the roster has been a farce for years now, but every year when it’s announced I still get riled up at the sheer stupidity of it.  In the past, it didn’t really matter because there were next […]

Lions DE Cliff Avril named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Lions sack artist Cliff Avril has been rewarded the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week award, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Avril had three tackles, two sacks (five on the season), two forced fumbles and a 24-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown during the Lions’ 45-10 rout in Denver on Sunday. A […]

Did Lions DE Avril taunt injured Falcons QB Ryan?

The Falcons accused Lions defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril of taunting quarterback Matt Ryan when he was on the turf with an ankle injury during Sunday’s game. According to Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press, Avril tweeted later: “Come on, I’m not in the business of hurting not one guy on the […]

49ers at Lions Friday Injury Report

San Francisco Out: WR Braylon Edwards (knee), FB Moran Norris (fibula), CB Tramaine Brock (hand) Probable: LB NaVorro Bowman (neck), WR Michael Crabtree (feet), WR Ted Ginn (finger), S Dashon Goldson (knee), G Mike Iupati (knee), NT Isaac Sopoaga (infection), OL Adam Snyder (forearm), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe) Detroit Out: LB Justin Durant (concussion), S […]

Lions Re-Sign DE Cliff Avril

Under-The-Radar Cliff On a defensive line overshadowed by Ndamukong Suh and rookie Nick Fairley, the Purdue product has been productive in the Motor City. The Lions made sure his productivity would stay in Detroit, as Avril inked a one-year restricted free-agent tender with the team. Avril, the club’s third round draft pick in 2008, posted […]

Breaking Down the Lions Tenders

The Lions made a few moves on Thursday that offer a glimpse into their plans for the 2011 offseason whenever it begins.  As many fans know, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding free agency in 2011 because nobody knows what the rules will be until a new CBA is signed.  Free agency is broken […]