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Seahawks sign defensive end Avril to four-year extension

The Seahawks continue to take steps to keep their vaunted defense together, Friday signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth $28.5 million -- $16 million guaranteed, according to NFL.com, the league's official website. The team has since officially announced the signing and confirmed that it is a four-year deal. Avril would have been a free agent at the end of the season, in the second-year of a two-year contract worth as much as $15.1 million he signed prior to the 2013 season that includes a base salary of $7 million. Avril confirmed the deal in a couple of Tweets Friday morning, writing that: 'We have something special here in Seattle and I'm happy that I'll ...

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