Hints on Avril's destination

Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril is one of several starters from the club's 2012 edition that is set to hit free agency unless the team extends their contract (or uses the franchise tag on them). Avril, of course, was the franchise taggee this past season, and if the Lions tagged him again, he'd be paid at a rate of 120 percent of that 2012 figure (which would be around $12.7 million for 2013). If the two sides don't work something out by the start of the league year, he'll be an unrestricted free agent.