Source: Seahawks, Avril agree on 2-year deal

The Seattle Seahawks have reached an agreement on a two-year deal with former Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Avril received the Lions’ franchise tender last offseason and didn’t sign his one-year, $10.6 million contract until a week after training camp began.

Avril, who will turn 27 on April 8, finished last season with 9.5 sacks, 35 tackles and two forced fumbles.

The defensive end has 39.5 career sacks and 16 forced fumbles since 2008 when Detroit drafted him out of Purdue in the third round.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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