Report: Lions, Cliff Avril break off contract talks

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According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Detroit Lions and the representatives for defensive end Cliff Avril have broken off contract talks.  It’s now almost certain that both sides won’t be able to reach a new deal by today’s 4pm est deadline.

There’s a good chance that Avril will hold out from training camp.  It will be interesting to see how long he holds out, if he decides to.