RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are continuing efforts to keep core players from reaching free agency, signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension on Friday worth up to $28.5 million.
"I'm happy to know that I'll be back in Seattle with such a great group of guys," Avril said. "The talent on this team is amazing and I'm glad to be a part of it."
Avril's deal came a day after the Seahawks signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension worth $27 million. Seattle made it a priority to keep the pair from becoming free agents after the season.