The Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have yet to sit down with DE Cliff Avril to discuss a new contract.
Avril was last weeks NFC defensive player of the week and has put together a great season thus far. Five sacks and three forced fumbles
“I’ve known [Team President] Tom [Lewand] for 20 years. We’ve done a lot of deals, and when they’re ready to do something with Cliff, we’re willing to listen,” said Brian Mackler.
What’s amazing about the Lions is that Ndamukong Suh garners so much interest that you’d almost forget about guys like Avril unless you looking for him in particular. Kyle Vanden Bosch‘s name comes up from time to time but Avril is a legitimate force off of the end and should be in line for a huge contract following the season. The Lions have a lot of talent on the defensive end so there’s a chance that they could let him walk but he is great fit to their defensive scheme so I’d expect them to work on a deal at some point.