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Carroll: Cliff Avril could be out two more weeks

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Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril has been out for the bulk of training camp with a hamstring injury, and he could miss two more weeks, head coach Pete Carroll said Sunday.

However, Carroll indicated that both Avril and tight end Zach Miller (foot) are healing well, and that the club is going to take a “conservative” approach in advance of the season.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if by the end of this week they’re doing more and getting closer to the practice field,” Carroll said of Miller and Avril.

The Seahawks added Avril, one of the top free agents available this offseason, to an already strong defense, and Carroll is eager to see him on the field.

“It would be great to have him out there just for the continuity of everybody involved,” Carroll said.

Carroll, per PFT’s and KJR-AM’s Curtis Crabtree, indicated Sunday that left guard James Carpenter is “couple of weeks away from being back on the field” with a foot injury.

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28 Responses to “Carroll: Cliff Avril could be out two more weeks”
  1. murlikoushik says: Aug 11, 2013 11:36 PM

    What is up with all these injuries?

  2. olyniner says: Aug 11, 2013 11:53 PM

    Dream team 2.0. Pete sounds mad, bro

  3. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 12, 2013 12:01 AM

    As a Lions fan I’m really glad that we drafted Ansah and you overpaid for Avril.
    That Lions Hags game was the only time I made it to Ford Field last year. Great game.

  4. noeffinway says: Aug 12, 2013 12:11 AM

    You all were fooled into believing that Avril was one of the top free agents………..hahahaha. He is really just an average or less DE.

  5. monkeyhateclean says: Aug 12, 2013 12:41 AM

    Why don’t they just hose him down in a PED shower? Heck, throw some stem-cells it there too! Its the NFL, not college, so Carroll doesn’t have to pretend his players aren’t getting paid. Just do it!!

  6. jusjamn says: Aug 12, 2013 2:56 AM

    That defense will be top 5 for sure.

  7. themackstrong says: Aug 12, 2013 3:33 AM

    Tough when the new guys have injuries. If Clem and Avril can produce the way they have consistently in the past their time away early will be a blessing in disguise because the young guys get some time and Mayowa, Schofield and we will improve drastically. Willson getting time as the starting TE is going to move his progression. Like what I see, I guess I can stop worrying he will be another Kris Durham.

  8. zeeman911 says: Aug 12, 2013 4:46 AM

    Avril not gonna work in Seattle’s scheme, guy is a diva thinks he is worth more than he is, benefited from playing next to 2 of the top DT in the league and wasn’t even going against the LT… Shows his character was mad Detroit didn’t pay him, even tho the 3 year $30 million would have been much more then he got from Seattle, so he up and leaves…..nice….

  9. lionscometola says: Aug 12, 2013 4:59 AM

    So glad we got rid of this Benjamin eyed scrub who couldn’t even get double digit sacks on 1v1 while Suh and fairly were double teamed 24/7. Good luck with him and that hamstring, nothin a lil PEDs won’t help tho right SeAdderal Cheathawk fans?

  10. lionscometola says: Aug 12, 2013 5:01 AM

    Ray Edwards 2.0

  11. Stupid Lions Fan says: Aug 12, 2013 8:07 AM

    So glad the Lions passed on this contract.

  12. detroitlionstoronto says: Aug 12, 2013 9:15 AM

    Greedy punk. The Football gods got you and everyone in Detroit will be a lot happier that you are in the rear view mirror. Your 10 sack seasons were because of Suh and Corey Williams. Who’s gonna pad your stats now?

    The Seahawks are my other NFC team that I follow but this guy is nothing but bad news for the clubhouse. HE’S A NEGATIVE, SELF CENTRED, EGOTISTICAL IDIOT. I hope Pistol Pete pulls the trigger and releases this clown.

  13. wpfairbanks says: Aug 12, 2013 9:58 AM

    As a Hawks fan, I am glad the Lions beat us last year. I am happy hearing you guys cling to your little victory, because between being from basically a 3rd world country (detroit) and having a 4-11 team, you all must be pretty close to the ledge to begin with.

    Talk smack boys, knowing that your victory over the hawks was 25% of your total victories over the entire season. And when we’re playing in the playoffs (again), you can say “last year, we beat them!”

  14. drewalisuag says: Aug 12, 2013 10:15 AM

    Avril is why the Lions went 0-16.

  15. irvin12589 says: Aug 12, 2013 10:23 AM

    Dude was garbage in Detroit and will be worse in Seattle. He benefitted greatly from Suh/Farley/Williams clogging up the middle. He was in constant 1vs1 situations and got shut down more times then he didnt. He’s a greedy whiny typical player just trying to get paid. The biggest relief I have had as a Lions fan was him passing on the 3 year 30 mil deal. Ansah and Willie Young should have monster years this year. The Lions D-line should be fun to watch this year.

  16. scottie1221 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:05 AM

    All the lion fans sounds dumb you obviously don’t know football
    The lions offered him more money than the Seahawks did but he took less to play for a way bettter team a way better d and he wanted a championship and he knew you were know where near that

  17. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 12, 2013 12:31 PM

    scottie1221 says:
    Aug 12, 2013 11:05 AM
    All the lion fans sounds dumb you obviously don’t know football
    The lions offered him more money than the Seahawks did but he took less to play for a way bettter team a way better d and he wanted a championship and he knew you were know where near that

    Actually I would guess that most of us know football quite a bit better than you do.
    First of all the Lions offered him a new contract during last offseason and he opted to play out his original contract hoping he would have a great season and that he could command more money. Well guess what? He had an average season and screwed himself out of a whole bunch of money. He bet on himself and lost.
    Trust me when I tell you we’re all very relieved to not be paying an average player 10 million dollars a year. We’re very glad Cliff Avril isn’t on our team.
    How about that Lions Hags game last year?

  18. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 12, 2013 12:48 PM

    scottie1221 says:
    Aug 12, 2013 11:05 AM
    All the lion fans sounds dumb you obviously don’t know football
    The lions offered him more money than the Seahawks did but he took less to play for a way bettter team a way better d and he wanted a championship and he knew you were know where near that

    By the way do you want to know what REALLY sounds dumb? When people don’t know how to use punctuation. In this particular case periods.

  19. jonkchar says: Aug 12, 2013 1:04 PM

    Just got a grey Lynch jersey- man I am loving football lately

  20. doctorzoloft says: Aug 12, 2013 2:59 PM

    It seems like every player in Detroit is a “locker room cancer prima donna”. Maybe they just don’t like losing? He’s just another player who took less money to come to Seattle. I’m sure he wont be a role player, but will be counted on to carry the defense. You know, because Seattle’s pass rush was so terrible last season, and the whole squad isn’t intact, or anything.

    As far as the one day that Lions fans will always remember as the day they almost caught Jack Sparrow?
    Titus Young won that game for Detroit (Megatron, I love him, had 7 catches for 45 yards), and I don’t see him on your roster…

    Oh yeah, he was a “locker room cancer”, too. Wow, sure must be fun to play for that squad.

  21. doctorzoloft says: Aug 12, 2013 3:04 PM

    P.S.: You know what really makes a person sound dumb? Trolling another team’s news, using primary school name-calling monikers (you don’t hear hawks fans calling detroit the “kittens”), and THEN feigning maturity to become a grammar Nazi.

    Bitter much?

  22. themackstrong says: Aug 12, 2013 3:47 PM

    Lions fans saying he only got sacks because of Fairly and Suh sounds like sour grapes. His average has been around 8 per year since he was drafted. That wide 9 technique doesn’t help that defensive line stop the run especially when there isn’t one linebacker or safety that is making plays. Seattle uses a hybrid 4-3 where the DT and DE eating two gaps each. Leaving the Leo and Sam LB to focus on pass rush. Now with top tier CB’ and safeties across the board I say Avril can get 8-10 with Seattle’s defense.

  23. chrismatthewsucks says: Aug 12, 2013 5:51 PM

    “As a Lions fan I’m really glad that we drafted Ansah and you overpaid for Avril.
    That Lions Hags game was the only time I made it to Ford Field last year. Great game.”

    Is this idiot for real? Seahawks paid him WAY less and a shorter deal than what the lions offered him, you have to realize no one wants to play in Detroit.. Always a great preseason team never performs even with the best WR I’ve seen in the last 10 years.

  24. seehawksgo says: Aug 12, 2013 5:58 PM

    I loves me some of that doctorzoloft sarcasm!!

  25. duim91 says: Aug 13, 2013 1:38 AM

    I love some of these comments from these Lions fans. Dont be discouraged fellow Hawks fans; If my team had an overated QB, a pee-wee grade secondary, no running game and a city thats bankrupt, I might be angry at the world and jealous of other teams doing better too. Stick to your own teams blogs Detroit. GOHawks! Btw, the comments about PEDs are ridiculous, Lions fans of all people should not have the right to talk about players getting in trouble

  26. danny19919 says: Aug 14, 2013 11:19 AM

    Ahhhh I always forget! Detroit fans are all professional scouts and Pete/JS had no idea what they were doing when they signed Avril.

  27. brandonbrowner12 says: Aug 14, 2013 12:24 PM

    Cliff Avril will gets sacks playing next to Big Red and Brandon Mebane. New line coach too, may play even better. He will out play his Lion stats making less money, having more fun. Hate on Hater’s GO HAWKS !!

  28. brandonbrowner12 says: Aug 14, 2013 12:42 PM

    Avril left the lions cause Detroit is broke. Oklahoma City Lions soon. haha

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