Seahawks release Cliff Avril

posted by Adam Loewy -

The Seahawks released Defenisve End Cliff Avril due to a failed physical. Alongside Michael Bennett, Avril was a signature part of Seattle's defensive line, helping to lead the Seahawks to a 2013 Super Bowl win and the Super Bowl run in 2014. 

Despite battling through injuries in 2017, Avril combined for 34.5 sacks in his five-year tenure with the Seahawks. Avril suffered a neck injury during week four of last year's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Eventually, he was placed on the injured reserve list.   

Thank you 12s for making the last 5 years in Seattle so amazing! Your cheers on Sundays are unmatched, and you guys are by far the best fans in the NFL! Most importantly, I appreciate and value the lifelong friendships I’ve made. You all have supported my family, my foundation (the Cliff Avril Family Foundation), and I throughout my entire tenure, and I could not have asked for more! THANK YOU to the entire Seahawk organization as well as my teammates. You all made me a Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl Champ! I am forever grateful. THANK YOU! #HAITIANCREATION

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According to Joel Corry from CBS Sports, the Seahawks will save six million dollars in cap-space. Avril joins Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett as another core piece of the winning Super Bowl XLVIII team to leave in 2018. 

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