Former Lions defensive end Cliff Avril is moving to Seattle.
Avril confirmed to the Seattle times on Wednesday that he and the Seattle Seahawks have come to terms (2 years, 15 million). This move sends Avril west to one of the NFL’s top defenses.
Avril turned down a three-year, $30 million offer from the Lions before last season. He signed the $10.6 million franchise instead.
The departure of Avril leaves a glaring hole in the Lions Defense, not likely to be filled by newly signed Jason Jones.
Avril played in 73 games with the Lions after being drafted in the third round out of Purdue as the 29th pick in 2008. He recorded 168 tackles and 39.5 sacks.
I would look to the Lions to address the DE position in the draft.
h/t: The Detroit News, wxyz.com