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Posts Tagged ‘Cliff Avril’

Lions Don’t Plan On Using Franchise Tag, Feel Good About Avril

While the Lions have done roster shuffling this past week, GM Martin Mayhew doesn’t seem to worried about losing Cliff Avril in free agency starting in March. Mayhew says he does not plan on having to use the franchise tag during the free agency period either. “All those guys that are free agents, we’ll continue […]

DE Cliff Avril Cleared After Suffering a Concussion vs Vikings

Defensive end Cliff Avril suffered a concussion against the Vikings, but was medically cleared after Wednesday’s practice. Lions cornerback Chris Houston and safety Erik Coleman also returned to practice. Houston had been sidelined since injuring his ankle in the Vikings game and Coleman had been unintentionally poked in the eye and was sporting a visor […]

DE Cliff Avril Ends Holdout, Shows Up at Lions Camp

The Lions got a much needed boost today, as DE Cliff Avril ended his holdout, showing at at Lions camp for the first time. Lions defensive end Cliff Avril ended his holdout and showed up to Lions training camp for the first time Sunday, according to the team’s official web site. Avril, who had a […]

Avril Not Liking the Vibe from the Lions with Camp Getting Closer

Sporting News reports that Lions defensive end Cliff Avril says that he’s not too happy with the vibe he’s getting from the Lions as they get set to start camp in 2012. The Detroit Lions could be content to allow Monday’s deadline to pass without signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a new contract. Avril, […]

Cliff Avril Says Recent Arrests Do Not Reflect the Lions

Lions defensive end Cliff Avril wants to be supportive of young teammates who have had run-ins with law enforcement this offseason, but doesn’t want the team as a whole to be branded as troublemakers, Josh Slagter, reports. “You can’t label us by a few young guys getting in trouble,” Avril said in an interview […]

Cliff Avril Hoping for a Breakthrough in Talks with Lions

The Lions and defensive end Cliff Avril remain at a standstill in contract negotiations, but Avril said he’ll be in town for the start of the off-season conditioning program Monday just in case there’s a breakthrough according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Avril said he has no immediately plans to sign his […]

DE Cliff Avril Likely to Get Hit with Franchise Tag

If the Lions are unable to reach a long-term contract extension with defensive end Cliff Avril, they are likely to use franchise tag to keep him off the unrestricted free agent market, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. “This is new to me,” Avril told Birkett. “My agent (Brian Mackler) hasn’t called me […]

Cliff Avril Doesn’t Want the Franchise Tag from the Lions

Martin Mayhew didn’t use the franchise tag in his first three off-seasons as Lions general manager, and defensive end Cliff Avril doesn’t want him to start now. “I definitely don’t want to be franchised,” Avril said today according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I mean, I’ve been in Detroit for four years, […]