Cliff Avril signs four-year extension with Seahawks

The Seahawks have been pleased with what they've gotten out of Cliff Avril over the past two seasons.

Therefore, on Friday, the Seahawks signed Avril to a four-year extension worth $28.5 million, according to a report from NFL.com. $16 million of the deal will be guaranteed.

Avril has played a big role in Seattle's success on defense. In 2013, he had eight sacks and five forced fumbles. With the defense coming out of a midseason slump, Avril has still managed to record 4.5 sacks and 20 total tackles. Just as important is how Avril has been a constant threat rushing the passer to force hurried throws.

The Seahawks have seemed to put everything together on defense at the right time of the season, with Avril playing a big reason as to why.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.