Lions aim to keep Cliff Avril longterm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says his goal is to sign Cliff Avril to a long-term contract.
The Lions put the non-exclusive franchise tag on Avril in March to retain the defensive end with a $10.6 million, one-year deal if both sides can't agree on a multiyear deal.
"Our goal is to have a long-term deal done with Cliff Avril," Mayhew said. "We've been working toward that the entire time. I don't think the ball's in anybody's court. I think ...
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