Cliff Avril injury: Seahawks DE has 'great chance' to return in Week 2

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It seems the Seahawks would love to have their pass rusher back before facing Colin Kaepernick next week.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said defensive end Cliff Avril has a "great chance" of returning to play in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ersaccording to John Boyle of the Everett Herald.

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.

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