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Cliff Avril out indefinitely with hamstring injury

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Defensive end Cliff Avril’s first offseason with the Seahawks has seen him spend more time with the trainers than anyone in Seattle would have liked when they signed him as a free agent.

Avril dealt with an injured foot during the spring and he spent a fair chunk of training camp on the sideline with a hamstring injury. He’s now going to miss time after aggravating that hamstring injury during warmups before last week’s game against the Packers. How much time? Coach Pete Carroll said Monday during an interview with 710 ESPN that he isn’t sure.

“We don’t know when he’s going to get back,” Carroll said.

The Seahawks have a fair amount of depth on the defensive line, so they won’t be totally lost should Avril’s absence extend into the regular season. One player who might see his prospects for playing time improve with Avril out of the lineup is Benson Mayowa. Mayowa, an undrafted free agent, has been impressive this summer and may now have a chance to extend his run into the fall.

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46 Responses to “Cliff Avril out indefinitely with hamstring injury”
  1. mack1212 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:44 PM

    Same thing the last couple years with the Lions….He’ll likely show up to practice just before week 1.

    I think he has the Training Camp flu along with Arian Foster….

  2. trollhammer20 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:46 PM

    Thankfully Mayowa has looked good. But Clemons, Irvin, and now Avril possibly out early in the year, is going to make putting together a pass rush very challenging early in the season.

  3. fumblenuts says: Aug 26, 2013 2:48 PM

    No worries, Benson Mayowa is a WRECKING machine!

  4. trollhammer20 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:48 PM

    Oh yeah….and thank you, Arizona, for giving up on Schofield. He’s been the most consistent pass rusher I’ve seen in the last two preseason games.

  5. Norseman says: Aug 26, 2013 2:49 PM

    Avril, along with Harvin, were part of that winning off-season for the Seahawks… oh, wait.

  6. whatwhat2013 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:51 PM

    “Get back”? He was never there. May as well release him, and cut our losses.

  7. anicra says: Aug 26, 2013 2:51 PM

    Chris Clemons on the verge of returning from his ACL injury.

  8. samaugster23 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:53 PM

    Thank you Mr. Ford for not spending another $ on this guy!!!!!!! Over-Rated

  9. burnzy32 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:54 PM

    glad we let him go into free agency and he got underpaid by his expectations, and overpaid for his services, he leached off Suh and Fairleys producation on the inside

  10. dirtysouthniner says: Aug 26, 2013 2:55 PM

    Man I hope the niners and hawks still have players come week two. Because you know both teams aren’t making it out healthy from that one

  11. duncanthecat says: Aug 26, 2013 2:55 PM

    Take the money and bail.

  12. allidoiswin55 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:57 PM

    Que the basketball reject, track athlete ziggy is better than an all pro caliber and pro bowl player. How’s that head with that rugby player. He’s not even a football player yet so we Seattle fans will continue to laugh are your irrelevance.

    He’ll be back and playing week one, he’s practicing and is recovering from a strain. He needs to come back as well as Clemons but we will get by with or without him no mistake he is needed with our injuries at that position.

  13. lionsblood73 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:57 PM

    Glad the Lions didn’t resign him.

  14. chc4 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:59 PM

    Someone get Avril some PEDs. Definitely no shortage of em going around that locker room.

  15. willnit says: Aug 26, 2013 3:04 PM

    Avril, like Harvin, is all about himself. Too much whining and not enough training catches up with eventually. Smh

  16. alwaysright1981 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:06 PM

    More problems for the over-hype boys of 2013

  17. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 26, 2013 3:08 PM

    Classless Forty Whiner fans jumping for joy in jubilation at this news.

  18. trollhammer20 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:08 PM

    allidoiswin55 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:57 PM

    Que the basketball reject, track athlete ziggy is better than an all pro caliber and pro bowl player. How’s that head with that rugby player. He’s not even a football player yet so we Seattle fans will continue to laugh are your irrelevance.
    _________________________________

    A Lions fan laughing at another team’s irrelevance?

    Speaking of laughing….

  19. isphet71 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:09 PM

    Better off without Avril in the lineup. He’s not NEARLY the player Seattle thinks he is.

    They will learn to regret that contract.

  20. laxcoach37 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:10 PM

    Not a Seahawks nor Lions fan, but does anyone else notice the majority of “Camp Injuries” directly correlate the most to Players that just got Paid and especially the ones with Guaranteed Money?

  21. whoisrdymlz says: Aug 26, 2013 3:12 PM

    This team has a pretty easy first-half schedule. That said, a 0-2 start seems inevitable. They’ll be fighting to get out of that hole all season. I think they’re one of last year’s playoff teams that falls short this year.

  22. facetooth says: Aug 26, 2013 3:15 PM

    Cliff Avril? I’d rather see Avril Lavigne lineup on defense if I were a Seahawks fan.

  23. FinFan68 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:16 PM

    Malingering does not see to be shunned like it used to be. Nowadays it seems like a badge of honor or a “good for him” kinda thing. If he is truly injured, that’s one thing. But it is hard to not question the integrity of guys that have a history of being “hurt” during the pre-season work and then recover completely by game #1

  24. 49erstim says: Aug 26, 2013 3:17 PM

    @aaroncurry…… Most of us fans (9er and Hawk alike) would prefer two 100% healthy squads for that week 2 matchup. It’s trolls like you that rejoice at injuries. Grow up.

  25. allidoiswin55 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:22 PM

    Not a lions fan. Who would come to that conclusion from what I said.. Lol

  26. Stupid Lions Fan says: Aug 26, 2013 3:23 PM

    shocker (eyes rolling) hahahahhaa

  27. paythevig says: Aug 26, 2013 3:25 PM

    aaroncurryisbust says:
    Aug 26, 2013 3:08 PM
    Classless Forty Whiner fans jumping for joy in jubilation at this news.
    ___________________

    No, not really. The real fans of both squads respect the talent on both sides and enjoy having a rivalry that means a lot more between us now than it ever has in the past. The real fans of both teams know that their respective teams have had to deal with a slew of off-season injuries, and hopes that they can finally stop so we can truly compete at full strength against one another in a tough division let alone, conference.

    Die hard fans on both teams which have stood by in the dark ages are more appreciative of the recent success; and have to tolerate “fans” like you who pop in when the weather is nice.

  28. buzzkillbill says: Aug 26, 2013 3:33 PM

    @Norseman says: Aug 26, 2013 2:49 PM

    Avril, along with Harvin, were part of that winning off-season for the Seahawks… oh, wait
    ____________________________________________
    Ouch!
    I guess we will have to muddle through with a team that was steamrolling last season along with the remaining off season pick ups like Michael Bennett & Antione Winfield and the others.
    Smart money says your team will be sniffing around our leavings soon enough.

  29. sonoco says: Aug 26, 2013 3:36 PM

    Avril is soft. Always has been.

  30. chc4 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:38 PM

    Steamrolling? You were 1-1 in the playoffs. Wake up… that team wasn’t nearly as good as you, and many other Seattle homers, think.

  31. screechdaddy says: Aug 26, 2013 3:38 PM

    Considering that the Seahawks won six straight at the end of last season before barely losing to Atlanta, and have won eight straight pre-season games, I am not in the least concerned about possibly not having a few players we have added for nothing more than DEPTH purposes at certain positions.

    Football is a TEAM sport, and the Seahawks embrace that fully. They train not only physically, but mentally and spiritually, as well. Carroll and Schneider have built this team to WIN, and that is what we are doing. Our fair-weather fanbase is growing like crazy because those sorts of fans always go with a winner, which is what we are.

    Rookies and free agents are lining up just for a shot at playing for Seattle because they KNOW this is THE place to play in the NFL. This is where the trophies and rings will be coming in abundance now, and all you Hawk haters out there know it, too, which is why you’re so angry about it.

    For the 12th Man, “hoping” has been replaced by “knowing.” We don’t know how it will happen, or which seasons will be championships, but we KNOW they will happen, and soon, and often! We know it. The team knows it. And YOU know it. Now just accept it. GO HAWKS!!!

  32. mathomp3 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:45 PM

    I like how this is posted under the Lions but not the Seahawks….

  33. jrazz22 says: Aug 26, 2013 3:49 PM

    Seahawks fans are the most classless and pathetic fan base in the league. Your comments give me a good laugh.

  34. seattle2toronto12thmanconnection says: Aug 26, 2013 3:53 PM

    Norseman –

    Your quarterback is Christian Ponder, you really don’t have room to talk about anything.

  35. 49erstim says: Aug 26, 2013 3:57 PM

    @screechdaddy….I suppose there is a first time for everything. Lol

  36. hyzers says: Aug 26, 2013 4:09 PM

    allidoiswin55 says:
    Aug 26, 2013 2:57 PM
    Que the basketball reject, track athlete ziggy is better than an all pro caliber and pro bowl player. How’s that head with that rugby player. He’s not even a football player yet so we Seattle fans will continue to laugh are your irrelevance.
    ——————————————–

    Funny comment, considering the Seadderall Seahawks were only 1 of 4 teams the Lions beat last year. Just keep thanking the football gods that Titus Young went off the deep end because he carved your pathetic secondary up for 2 TDs last season. Sherman and Chancellor must have forgot to take their focus pills that game!

  37. wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 26, 2013 4:12 PM

    this seattle seagull didnt have his HGH with his oatmeal this morning

  38. jprcox says: Aug 26, 2013 5:04 PM

    I am sick of guys looking for large contracts and then get “hurt”. We should focus on signing players we have that aren’t hurt and want to play. Personally, I felt the Seahawks didn’t need any “additional” talent to make a Superbowl run this year. I think teams reaching too far end up getting bit. I’d rather have a 1st round pick right now (especially the way John and Pete select players) than Harvin and Avril sitting on the bench eating hot dogs.

    If Seattle needed a good hot dog eating bench warmer they could have signed me for pennies.

  39. allday38 says: Aug 26, 2013 5:43 PM

    Seahawk haters are too funny. I guess without Avril, we’ll just have to resort back to the NFL’s #1 scoring defense from last season.

  40. thesportgenius says: Aug 26, 2013 8:29 PM

    @Allday38…Take away that amplified noise box stadium and that might not be the case. Your team’s road record is not very impressive. It is what it is but you have to admit that is a big advantage. Gotta be worth a few wins a year.

  41. themackstrong says: Aug 26, 2013 8:47 PM

    Avril’s contract is like 6 million a year and plus escalators. Hardly a contract a team regrets. Even if he gets 8 sacks plus like he has the last 3 or 4 years he’s worth it for this defense who was needing pass rush in the worst way when Clem went down. Mayowa and Schofield coming off the street helps big time as well. Mayowa has struggled rush against a starting left tackles so this why we need Clem, Avril and Irvin. The scheme calls for the pass rusher to get there with 4. So many Seahawk haters, guess our team is doing something right.

  42. alldonesmith says: Aug 26, 2013 9:00 PM

    aaroncurryisbust says:
    Aug 26, 2013 3:08 PM
    Classless Forty Whiner fans jumping for joy in jubilation at this news.

    ——————————————————-

    and which 49er fans are those exactly? I see four 9er fans saying we hope both teams are healthy for a bruising week 2 matchup (including myself), and I see ZERO 9er fans saying anything else.

    the posters who are bagging on your team and/or Avril are Vikings and Lions fans. but I guess at this point it’s become so automatic for you to attack the 49ers and their fans that you didn’t even really look, did you?

  43. blvckhvwks says: Aug 26, 2013 9:05 PM

    thesportgenius says: Aug 26, 2013 8:29 PM

    @Allday38…Take away that amplified noise box stadium and that might not be the case. Your team’s road record is not very impressive. It is what it is but you have to admit that is a big advantage. Gotta be worth a few wins a year.
    _____________________________________

    This the same “amplified noise” that the NFL investigated for and came up with nothing? Your butthurt is showing.

  44. blvckhvwks says: Aug 26, 2013 9:12 PM

    I love these pathetic fans that are quick to celebrate an injury and then turn around and call Seahawk fans classless. Never any shortage of hypocrisy in the NFL.

  45. hatesycophants says: Aug 26, 2013 10:48 PM

    Whenever one of you starts your comment with “Cue” or “Que” or “Queue”, I don’t read another word of it.

    Played out. Not clever. Derivative.

  46. anygivensundayfan says: Aug 27, 2013 1:35 AM

    Heal up, Avril. The 12th Man is eager to get a look at what you can do when mixed in with our defense.

    Totally agree that Mayowa and Schofield have looked great flying around out on the field pre-season. They are hungry and more than happy to be holding down the defensive fort.

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