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Cliff Avril

31-Year-Old Defensive End – Seattle Seahawks

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Now 31, Avril is coming off one the best seasons of his career after he registered 39 tackles, a career-high 11.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and three pass defensed in 16 games. Unfortunately, the vet...

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2017 ADP:  504

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Neck
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 260   DOB: 4/8/1986
College: Purdue  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cliff Avril Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $28.5 million contract extension with Seattle in December 2014. The deal includes $16 million guaranteed.

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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Avril would undergo surgery this week to address a disc issue in his neck and spine, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Cliff Avril NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 22 15 - 22 - 5 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 23 13 - 40 - 5.5 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 24 DET 13 32 23 9 8.5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 25 DET 16 36 29 7 11 4 1 2 6 3 0 0 0 0
2012 26 DET 16 35 28 7 9.5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 SEA 15 20 14 6 8 4 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
2014 28 SEA 16 22 15 7 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 29 SEA 16 47 31 16 9 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 SEA 16 39 20 19 11.5 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
2017 31 SEA 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cliff Avril – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

150

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Cliff Avril was on the field for 150 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Cliff Avril was on the field for 2 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 778 35
2016 829 10
2017 150 2
Cliff Avril 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @GB 58 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ten 53 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ind 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @LAR
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @NYG
8 Hou
9 Was
10 @Ari
11 Atl
12 @SF
13 Phi
14 @Jax
15 LAR
16 @Dal
17 Ari

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Cliff Avril
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   260 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.51 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
ELITE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   33 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   117 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   27 reps
GOOD
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Tre Madden  IR
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DeShawn Shead  PUP-R
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Cliff Avril: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Seahawks placed Avril (neck) on injured reserve Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Avril (neck) will be placed on injured reserve, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

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Avril (neck) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Avril (neck) may be dealing with a long-term issue, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Head coach Pete Carroll stated that Avril (neck) won't play Sunday against the Rams, Tony Drovetto of the Seahawks' official site reports.

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Avril (neck) is being viewed as week-to-week and is unlikely to play Sunday against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Head coach Pete Carroll said Avril (neck) will be out "a while," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Avril (neck) will not return to Sunday's game against the Colts.

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Avril (neck) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Colts.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Avril was expected to see fewer snaps last season than in 2014 to keep him fresher, but he ended up playing 105 more snaps. The increase didn't hurt him. On the contrary, it helped him turn in one of his best seasons as a pro. He had nine sacks, his most since 2012, and a career-high 47 tackles. He also had 27 quarterback hits and 11 tackles for loss. Avril likely will play another 750-plus snaps this season, as Cassius Marsh is the only other RDE in the D-Line rotation, and he is expected to see time at outside linebacker, as well. Avril's IDP prospects, though, are hurt by his lack of tackle opportunities.

2015

Had Avril not suffered a concussion late in the Super Bowl, Seattle's repeat hopes might not have come down to an ill-fated play from the one-yard line. Lack of D-Line depth last season forced Avril to play 150 more snaps than in 2013, hurting his effectiveness. Better depth this season should keep Avril fresher, which might mean a bounce-back from last season's career-low-tying five sacks. Avril is an excellent pass rusher, but he'll never have the opportunity for a lot of tackles.

2014

Avril was a key member of the Seahawks' defensive line rotation last season, totaling eight sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He doesn't have the opportunity to make many tackles (20 last year), but he'll again be counted on to provide a pass rush on a line that lost 11.5 sacks in free agency.

2013

Avril will provide much-needed insurance for the Seahawks, as Chris Clemons is recovering from a January ACL tear. Avril should flirt with double-digit sacks in 2013. Seattle's defense struggled with quarterback pressure last season, and Avril was signed to remedy that flaw. Expect him to see a lot of snaps this season even if Clemons is healthy.

2012

Even if hes generally not likely to surpass the 40-tackle mark, its still perfectly clear at this point Avril has arrived as a standout NFL pass rusher. He has 19.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles in his last 29 games, which projects to 11 sacks and four forced fumbles over 16 games, demonstrating that his 2011 total of 11 sacks and six forced fumbles was no fluke. With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley playing alongside him, offenses will almost never have the freedom to double-team Avril.

2011

Even with Kyle Vanden Bosch and Lawrence Jackson around, Avril should get enough snaps to make an IDP impact in deeper leagues. His upside is limited due to some durability concerns (hes missed six games the last two years) as well as the fact that hes primarily a pass-rushing specialist, but Avril is generally effective at getting to the quarterback when he is on the field. He had 8.5 sacks in just 13 games last year, and with most of the blocking attention going to Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, Avril will definitely have favorable matchups on the edge.

2010

Avril will likely get the nod as a starter to begin the season, but won't have a lot of margin for error as Jared DeVries will be pushing for playing time. If he can keep the job, Avril should be able to put up solid sack and tackling numbers.

2009

Avril will see time along the line and at outside linebacker this coming season.

2008

Avril is a speed rusher who will start his rookie campaign on the sideline as a backup.