Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is having a career year so far -- two seasons after he thought of his sons while wisely complying with doctors’ assessments that he had a concussion and could not return to Super Bowl 49. Sunday, Avril and the Seahawks play the New England Patriots for the first time since that title game.
Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is having a career year so far -- two seasons after he thought of his sons while wisely complying with doctors’ assessments that he had a concussion and could not return to Super Bowl 49. Sunday, Avril and the Seahawks play the New England Patriots for the first time since that title game. Elaine Thompson AP
Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is having a career year so far -- two seasons after he thought of his sons while wisely complying with doctors’ assessments that he had a concussion and could not return to Super Bowl 49. Sunday, Avril and the Seahawks play the New England Patriots for the first time since that title game. Elaine Thompson AP
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Flourishing now, Cliff Avril knew then during Super Bowl 49 concussions were nothing to mess with

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Gregg Bell joined The News Tribune in July 2014. Bell had been the director of writing for the University of Washington's athletic department for four years. He was the senior national sports writer in Seattle for The Associated Press from 2005-10, covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season and beyond. He's also been The Sacramento Bee's beat writer on the Oakland Athletics and Raiders. The native of Steubenville, Ohio, is a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and a 2000 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.