Cliff Avril is in a rush
By Clare Farnsworth, Seahawks.com Cliff Avril is a football player, and a very productive one, at that. But the defensive end who was the Seahawks’ big free-agent addition this offseason has been a spectator of football for far too long while dealing with a hamstring injury. “Oh my goodness, it’s terrible not being out there with your teammates, not being able to help them win,” Avril said in the locker room at Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Wednesday, before the Seahawks held their first practice to prepare for Sunday night’s nationally televised home opener against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field.