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After tallying double-digit sacks and forcing six fumbles in 2011 the Detroit Lions franchise tagged Cliff Avril, essentially giving him a one-year "prove it" deal.
After a disappointing 2012 campaign Avril's now out of Detroit, leaving some to question whether he's an up-and-coming player or yet another talented pro for whom production will never equal potential.
Either way, it's not a bad deal for the Seahawks.
If things work out and Avril has a big year, Seattle can lock him up on a longer-term contract while it still has exclusive negotiating rights.
If Avril flops, then it's only a two-year deal, and the Seahawks can move on without being saddled by a ton of "dead" money.
Once again, well played.