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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

“It’s all about if they want me to be here,” Avril said. “I definitely want to be here, but I got to do the right thing for my family also.” In all likelihood, Avril will receive the franchise tag by Detroit, which will bump his salary up to around $10 million. However, Avril would prefer a long-term deal. “There’s a lot of money in my position group,” Avril said. “I don’t know. It might just be a financial thing. I don’t know. It’s my first time going through free agency, so I don’t really know how this thing works upstairs.”

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