IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
1 month ago

Avril (neck) was placed on injured reserve by the Seahawks on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

This move has been in the works for awhile and at this point Avril is apparently seriously considering retirement. The 31-year-old could potentially be designated to return from IR after eight weeks, but that seems unlikely given the current situation.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
1 month ago

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Avril (neck) will be placed on injured reserve, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carroll also hinted that Avril may be considering retirement, saying that the pass rusher is visiting with doctors and "seriously looking at a big decision". The neck injury that's held Avril out since Week 4 could put him at added risk of suffering spine or head injuries if he continues to play.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
1 month ago

Avril (neck) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is unsurprising after head coach Pete Carroll indicated earlier this week that Avril may be dealing with a more severe neck issue. Frank Clark will step in as starting right defensive end in his absence.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 months ago

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Avril (neck) may be dealing with a long-term issue, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Avril's arm went numb during Sunday's 46-18 win over the Colts, and subsequent testing suggests he may have a serious neck or spinal concern. Given the nature of the injury, the Seahawks want him to be cautious and obtain the best medical information. Avril will miss Week 5 against the Rams and sounds likely to be out beyond that. Carroll's comments suggest that the team won't let Avril play anytime soon.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 months ago

Head coach Pete Carroll stated that Avril (neck) won't play Sunday against the Rams, Tony Drovetto of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seattle will need to replace Avril's pass rush presence in order to slow down streaking Rams quarterback Jared Goff, as well as running back Todd Gurley. Frank Clark is positioned to take Avril's place on Seattle's defensive front for the time being.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 months ago

Avril (neck) is being viewed as week-to-week and is unlikely to play Sunday against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Avril is recovering from a bad stinger in his neck and some numbness in his arm after he was inadvertently kicked in the Seahawks' Week 4 victory over the Colts. After the divisional matchup with the Rams, the Seahawks will head into a bye in Week 6, so if Avril demonstrates improvement over the next two-plus weeks, he may be forced to miss only one contest. Frank Clark is the top candidate to start at defensive end opposite Michael Bennett for as long as Avril is sidelined.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 months ago

Head coach Pete Carroll said Avril (neck) will be out "a while," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the exact nature of Avril's injury isn't clear, Carroll said the defensive end is experiencing numbness down his arm, which signals nerve damage. Thus, Avril is likely out indefinitely and will yield his starting spot to Frank Clark until further notice.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 months ago

Avril (neck) will not return to Sunday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

The nature of Avril's neck injury remains uncertain. He'll presumably go in for further testing Monday.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 months ago

Avril (neck) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

While the extent Avril's injury isn't clear, it's never good when a player is being checked out for damage to his head/neck region. Look for Frank Clark to take on all the snaps he can handle in Avril's absence.

IRCliff Avril
DL SEA (6)
2 months ago

Avril (abdomen) was not listed on Seattle's injury report Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, this means that Avril will be good to go for Sunday's matchup with Green Bay, who contained him to just two tackles and zero sacks in 2016. Michael Bennett (undisclosed) was also left off of this injury report, meaning the Packers will have to focus on shutting down both defensive ends.