Lions Appear Poised To Let DE Cliff Avril Test Open Market

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions' started by SRW, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    The fact the Lions aren't having ongoing negotiations with Cliff Avril's agent Brian Mackler this week — there has as of Tuesday only been initial contact during the NFL Scouting Combine — indicates they are willing to wait for the market to be set. And if a team comes after Avril early in the process with a multi-year deal that averages $10 million or better, the Lions are willing to let him go.

    Avril turned down a three-year, $30 million offer from the Lions before last season, instead signing the $10.6 million franchise tag. At the time, the Lions praised him for "betting on himself," that he'd earn a better offer.

    General manager Martin Mayhew, at his postseason press conference, was asked if Avril had won his bet. He said, "I don't think the roulette table has stopped spinning yet. We don't know if he won that bet yet or not."

    Source: Detroit News
  2. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    Man I wish the Steelers had some money...
  3. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    as of today, they still aren't talking to each other so it's looking more and more like avril will have a new home.

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