Cliff Avril expected to make his Seahawks debut

According to,  defensive end Cliff Avril is expected to make his Seahawks debut on Sunday night against the 49ers.

Avril has been dealing with a hamstring injury throughout the preseason.

Avril returned to practice last week and was close to ready for the Panthers game, but the Seahawks gave him a little more recovery time. If he indeed plays Sunday in the most-anticipated game of the season (so far), it will be his first game in a Seahawks uniform after Seattle signed him away from the Detroit Lions in the offseason.

Carroll said Monday that Avril seems ready to play, barring any unforeseen setbacks.