Posts Tagged ‘cliff avril’

Lions Likely to Slap DE Cliff Avril 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 […]

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 […]

Ndamukong Suh to Matt Ryan: “Get the cart”

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan somehow avoided serious injury when his left leg was stepped on by teammate Will Svitek (filling in for Sam Baker at left tackle) during Sunday’s 23-16 win over the Lions. Jeff Schulz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that while Ryan was on the Ford Field turf, several Falcons players claim Lions […]

Ndamukong Suh to Matt Ryan: “Get the cart”

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan somehow avoided serious injury when his left leg was stepped on by teammate Will Svitek (filling in for Sam Baker at left tackle) during Sunday’s 23-16 win over the Lions. Jeff Schulz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that while Ryan was on the Ford Field turf, several Falcons players claim Lions […]

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 […]

Source: Lions Re-Sign DE 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 […]