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Cliff Avril

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)

Cliff Avril: We Could Be Unstoppable

After the Lions loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Cliff Avril met with the media and revealed he didn’t take anything positive from the game.

97.1 The Ticket–10/01/2012

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 30: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the football as he takes pressure from Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions chases at Ford Field on September 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Avril Injures Back Vs. Vikings

Lions defensive end Cliff Avril left Sunday’s game against Minnesota with a back injury.

97.1 The Ticket–10/01/2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after competing in the Men's 200m Round 1 Heats on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Cliff Avril Doesn’t Think Usain Bolt Can Play In The NFL

“All athletes think we can play another sport, but we really can’t. Most of us think we can play in the NBA but we really can’t.”

97.1 The Ticket–08/08/2012

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)

Avril Signs 1-Year, $10.6 Million Deal With Lions

Detroit Lions spokesman Bill Keenist confirmed Cliff Avril signed his tender Sunday morning.

97.1 The Ticket–08/05/2012

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)

Lions Camp Opens With Questions

The Lions opened training camp with actual expectations this year.

97.1 The Ticket–07/26/2012

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)

Avril Says He’s Not Mad After Talks End With Lions

Cliff Avril refused to lash out at the Detroit Lions after both sides ended negotiations on a multiyear contract.

97.1 The Ticket–07/17/2012

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)

AP Source: Lions And DE Cliff Avril End Talks

A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Lions and Cliff Avril have ended negotiations on a long-term deal.

97.1 The Ticket–07/16/2012

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)

Avril Gives Lions Moral Center They Need After Offseason Transgressions

Cliff Avril of the Detroit Lions is asked about his team’s offseason turmoil.

97.1 The Ticket–07/09/2012

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)

Cliff Avril: Long-term Deal With Lions ‘Nothing To Stress Out About’

Though we’ve seen several different franchised players pick up long-term deals this offseason (Titans safety Michael Griffin was the latest on Tuesday), we’ve also seen plenty of unhappy franchise-tagged players not get new deals.

97.1 The Ticket–06/21/2012

DETROIT - 2009:  Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by NFL Photos)

Mayhew Says Talented Lions Know How To Win

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says his goal is to sign Cliff Avril to a long-term contract.

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2012

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