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Top 10 NFL Players On New Teams

Super Bowl contenders upgraded their rosters either by trade or free agency. Losing teams added talent in the hopes of making a run at the playoffs. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy moves.

08/21/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears avoids a tackle by Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions during a second quarter play at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cliff Avril On Lions, Seahawks And Free Agency

One of the more interesting things I found in my conversation with star defensive lineman Cliff Avril, now with Seattle, was who did and didn’t wish him well when he departed the Detroit Lions.

97.1 The Ticket–03/27/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions pumps his arms after a tackle during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Did Cliff Avril Leave Detroit On Bad Terms?

It would be nice if your old boss called you if you left your job.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 12:  Louis Delmas #26 of the Detroit Lions leaves the field celebrating a 7-3 victory over the Green Bay Packers on December 12, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Needs The Lions Still Need To Address In Free Agency And NFL Draft

Especially considering the loss of Cliff Avril in free agency, the Lions desperately need a speed pass rusher from the outside on their defensive line.

97.1 The Ticket–03/15/2013

Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions talks with Ndamukong Suh #90 in pre game prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Seahawks Finalize Deal With DE Cliff Avril

The decision Cliff Avril ultimately faced was whether he’d be comfortable accepting a shorter deal with the Seattle Seahawks for the chance to play with a rising club that will likely go into next season as a Super Bowl contender.

97.1 The Ticket–03/15/2013

Detroit Lions' Cliff Avril. (Getty Images File)

AP Source: Avril, Seahawks Reach Deal

Free agent defensive end Cliff Avril and the Seattle Seahawks reached agreement on a contract Wednesday that addresses one of Seattle’s big offseason desires to improve the pass rush along the defensive line.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions pumps his arms after a tackle during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Key Questions For 2013: The Biggest Issue Facing Every Team

Do they bring back defensive end Cliff Avril?

97.1 The Ticket–02/12/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scrambles out of the reach of Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 2, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Overheard In Lions Locker Room After Heartbreaking Loss

Anybody who has grown up in these parts has experienced their fair share of heartbreaking losses, especially when it’s the Detroit Lions that are involved.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 14: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions makes a tackle for a 14-yard loss against DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 14, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Lions DE Avril Leaves Game With Head Injury

Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril left the game against Minnesota in the third quarter with a head injury.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2012

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 19: Louis Delmas #26 of the Detroit Lions unsuccessfully tires to stop Evan Moore #89 of the Cleveland Browns from scoring a touchdown during the first quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions Looking Healthier After Open Date

Louis Delmas and Cliff Avril were on the practice field, looking healthy after a much-needed open date for the Detroit Lions.

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2012

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