Monday, December 9, 2013

Cliff Avril tries to find his niche on Seahawks’ defensive line

RENTON — Cliff Avril was the new kid in town, bringing with him a glittering two-year, $13 million contract and all the expectations that go with being a hotly pursued free agent.

But through much of the May and June practices and minicamps, and the first few weeks of summer training camp, he could do little but watch his new team work, bothered first by a foot injury, then a hamstring. He wasn’t able to play until the second week of the season.

And while he arrived with a résumé that included 39.5 sacks in five seasons with Detroit, Avril for a while felt more like the odd man out.

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