Avril did not play in the preseason because of a foot injury, and a hamstring injury furthered his inactivity. He came out to the field before Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers to warm up and see if he could play, but he was put on the inactive list. The Seahawks won 12-7.
Avril was an offseason signing for the Seahawks to improve their pass rush. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 2008 draft out of Purdue, and he played four seasons there before signing with the Seahawks in March.
His current contract with the Seahawks is for two years and $13 million, according to Spotrac.