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DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Cornerback Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions returns a 100-yard interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Three Biggest Question Marks Remaining About The Lions

The Lions begin their 3-day mandatory mini-camp today.

97.1 The Ticket–06/12/2012

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 19:  Defensive end Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions sacks quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Avril Still Hoping For A Long-Term Deal With Lions

Cliff Avril doesn’t plan to attend the Detroit Lions’ mandatory minicamp this week unless he has a long-term contract.

97.1 The Ticket–06/12/2012

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 18: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions sacks Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders in the final minute of their game at O.co Coliseum on December 18, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Avril: Your Move, Lions, In Contract Talks

Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril begged to differ Saturday with team president Tom Lewand’s stance that the next move in their contract talks belongs to Avril.

97.1 The Ticket–06/11/2012

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Lions Still Waiting On Avril

The Lions aren’t expecting defensive end Cliff Avril to participate in the mandatory minicamp next week, but they want it known that he is more than welcome.

97.1 The Ticket–06/08/2012

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)

Report: Cliff Avril, Lions $2 Mil Per Year Apart On Long-Term Contract

As Lions defensive end Cliff Avril sits out Detroit’s OTA practices while waiting to come to a long-term deal with his team, it sounds like the two sides are not close to agreeing to a new contract.

97.1 The Ticket–05/25/2012

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 Gives His Take On Bounties

Defensive end Cliff Avril reaction to the punishment imposed on the Saints for the role in the bounty scandal?

97.1 The Ticket–03/23/2012

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)

Lions Know They Couldn’t Afford To Lose Avril

Defensive end Cliff Avril will be a Lion next season, the non-exclusive franchise tag worth about $10.6 million virtually guarantees that, but it doesn’t solve any of general manager Martin Mayhew’s other short- or long-term problems.

97.1 The Ticket–03/12/2012

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)

Eric Thomas: Cliff Avril And Why I Am Sick Of Loyalty

The Lions dropped a non exclusive franchise tag on Cliff Avril and he is upset.

97.1 The Ticket–03/07/2012

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Doug Karsch: Someone Punched The Lions Lottery Ticket

The Detroit Lions Franchised defensive end Cliff Avril on Monday and did not place the exclusive tag on him. Eight days from now, if he is not signed by then, he can negotiate with any team.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2012

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)

Lions Put Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag On DE Avril

The Detroit Lions have placed the franchise tag on defensive end Cliff Avril.

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2012

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