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Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions tries to break free from Oakland Raiders players. (FilePhoto: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Megadeal For Megatron? Lions Meeting With Johnson’s Agent

Defensive end Cliff Avril made his aversion to the franchise free agent designation known last week, but the Lions are no closer to a decision on Avril’s future in Detroit.

97.1 The Ticket–02/24/2012

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 13: 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 on November 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Avril One Of Most Talked-About Free Agents, And For Good Reason

Cliff Avril is used to being in the background. Avril is smart and funny, but he’s lived most of his Detroit Lions career letting other big-name teammates do the talking (I’m pointing at you Ndamukong Suh).

97.1 The Ticket–02/21/2012

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 Roundtable At SportsFest 2012

Lions DE Cliff Avril joined 97.1 The Ticket’s SportsFest roundtable discussion on Saturday to discuss free agency and the current state of the Lions.

97.1 The Ticket–02/20/2012

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 Hints At Holdout If Lions Tag Him

Cliff Avril had a fantastic 2011 that included a dominating performance against the Broncos and Tim Tebow in Week 8 when he recorded two sacks, and turned a forced fumble into a 24-yard touchdown.

97.1 The Ticket–02/19/2012

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Karsch And Anderson With The Lions’ Cliff Avril

Karsch and Anderson talked to Avril about who he’s rooting for in the Michigan State vs. Purdue game. Avril was also asked about his current situation with the Lions and being a free agent. Does he like his status? Watch and find out.

97.1 The Ticket–02/18/2012

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’ Avril: No Idea About Franchise Tag, Hoping Detroit Won’t Use It

Free agent defensive end Cliff Avril says he has no idea whether the Detroit Lions will apply the franchise tag to him.

97.1 The Ticket–02/17/2012

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)

Getting Avril Signed Priority For Lions

General manager Martin Mayhew has not used the franchise tag since he’s taken the job and he said recently that he would prefer not to in the case of Cliff Avril.

97.1 The Ticket–02/17/2012

Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings (Getty Images)

Jack Morris, Chris Osgood, Cecil Fielder Confirmed For SportsFest 2012 Among Others

Find out more about the athletes appearing at the 2012 SportsFest.

97.1 The Ticket–02/10/2012

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Lions Hope To Re-Sign Their Free Agents

President Tom Lewand sounded an optimistic tone during Super Bowl week when discussing the re-signing of the team’s vital free agents – defensive end Cliff Avril, middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch, cornerback Eric Wright and left tackle Jeff Backus.

97.1 The Ticket–02/10/2012

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 Have Big Decisions To Make, Some Difficult

The Detroit Lions have a lot of decisions to make this offseason.

97.1 The Ticket–01/09/2012

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