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9-7, 2nd in NFC West

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Even if Cliff Avril is able to play again, there's no guarantee it would be with the Seahawks. His age and salary would have made him a potential salary-cap casualty this offseason even before his neck injury. Avril will turn 32 in April and has one year left on his contract. It includes a $7 million base salary and only $500,000 in dead money, meaning the Seahawks would save a considerable amount against the cap by releasing him.

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Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril said this on 710 ESPN Seattle about his mindset as he recovers from surgery on a career-threatening neck injury he suffered this past season: "First and foremost, my health is most important. So for me, I just want to get back to just feeling good. I just want to just being able to move around and hopefully be able to go outside and play basketball with my kids, different things like that. That's the main goal for me, not necessarily getting back to football but just quality of life. But now as I continue to keep chopping away, I don't want to just close the door on it. So I definitely think I can get back on the field. If it's possible, I will. But if not, deep down inside I'm OK with that. As long as I'm able to be a dad and be able to run around with my kids, that's No. 1 for me right now."

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Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who suffered a career-threatening neck injury in October, reiterated on 710 ESPN Seattle that he'd like to continue playing football if possible. He said he'll discuss that with his wife sometime in the spring, at which point he'll be about five months removed from disc surgery. For now, he's focusing simply on getting back to feeling like his pre-injury self. Avril, 31, said he's now pain-free and has started to regain his range of motion.

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The Raiders on Thursday announced that former Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable is joining their staff in the same capacity, which had been reported. Former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, meanwhile, will interview to be the Falcons' quarterbacks coach, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cable and Bevell were fired last week after seven seasons apiece on Seattle's coaching staff.

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What kind of offensive line coach are the Seahawks getting in Mike Solari? "He's the best. He's the best," Mike Holmgren told Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle. Solari was the Seahawks' offensive line coach during Holmgren's final season as the team's head coach in 2008 and also in 2009 under Jim Mora. Holmgren coached against Solari for several seasons as well. "Really a good person and a good man and an excellent, excellent line coach," Holmgren said. "That, to me, of all these [coaching moves] that happened, that was the key. I think he's going to make everything better. I really believe in him."

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In an interview with Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle, linebacker K.J. Wright endorsed the Seahawks' decision to hire Ken Norton Jr. as their new defensive coordinator. Wright said he wondered if the team would turn back to a former Pete Carroll assistant when it was known that Kris Richard wouldn't return, and he said he was "very happy, very relieved" that Norton was the choice. Norton was Seattle's linebackers coach during Wright's first four seasons. Said Wright: "He's the type of guy that can not only impact the defense, but impact the entire team because he's just that great of a guy, that influential. So when he gets in here I believe we'll see a big turnaround with the whole team."

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Kris Richard released this statement through the Seahawks a day after the team fired him as defensive coordinator: "I would like to thank Mr. Allen and the entire Seahawks organization for the opportunity to realize my dreams. I wish nothing but the best for everyone associated with the organization and the 12s moving forward."

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Ranking the top 50 potential NFL free agents in 2018

Kirk Cousins could be the rare high-level QB to hit the open market. Le'Veon Bell has said he's prepared to sit if he's hit with the franchise tag again. Jimmy Graham could be due for a change of scenery. Here are the best players with expiring contracts.

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DUI arrest report cites Lane marijuana use

The patrolman who arrested the Seahawks' Jeremy Lane on suspicion of driving under the influence wrote in an incident report that he believed Lane "was impaired by a combination of alcohol and marijuana." Lane's BAC was under the legal limit.

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Not that it's ever easy, but firing Kris Richard had to be incredibly hard for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. They go all the way back to Carroll's first season at USC in 2001. Richard, a starting cornerback on that team, made a seminal play in the program's turnaround when he returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown to give USC a victory over Arizona. Richard then coached under Carroll the past decade, including the past three as Seattle's defensive coordinator.

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The Seahawks announced several moves with their coaching staff on Tuesday, most of which had already been reported. Brian Schottenheimer is the new offensive coordinator, Mike Solari is the new offensive-line coach and Ken Norton Jr. replaces Kris Richard as the defensive coordinator. Additionally, Michael Barrow has been fired as linebackers coach. That had not been previously reported. Barrow had the title of assistant head coach/defense, which means Pete Carroll has replaced his top two assistants on each side of the ball.

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Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner will not play in the Pro Bowl. The Buccaneers announced that Kwon Alexander was added to the NFC roster as Wagner's replacement. Wagner dealt with a hamstring injury for the second half of this past season. He was one of four Seahawks initially named to the Pro Bowl. The others: quarterback Russell Wilson, tight end Jimmy Graham and free safety Earl Thomas. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin was added as an injury replacement.

How will new Seahawks DC fix aging 'Legion of Boom'? (1:46)

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Mike Solari has served as the primary offensive-line coach for five teams over 19 seasons. Here's how Solari's teams have finished in rushing over his last three stops: Giants (2016-17) were 29th and 26th; 49ers (2010-14) were 19th, eighth, fourth, third and fourth; Seahawks (2008-09) were 19th and 26th (under Mike Holmgren and Jim L. Mora). There's a lot of variance there, but the best of those results came with a team that Pete Carroll's Seahawks faced twice a season. That's probably no coincidence.

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Los Angeles Rams run away with NFC West awards

There were plenty of standout performances, players and coaches in the division this season, but the L.A. team and its stars stole the show in 2017.

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Re-grading every NFL team's 2017 offseason

Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million -- but that move became one of the most pivotal of the 2017 season. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

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Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril told the NFL Network that he hasn't given up hope on resuming his football career, saying he'll try to play again. Avril had disc surgery after suffering a season-ending neck injury in October. If he is able to come back, there's no guarantee it would be with the Seahawks. Avril's future with the team was already going to be a question before his injury. He'll be 32 in April and is scheduled to make $7 million in salary in 2018, the final year of his deal.

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Ken Norton Jr. was well-liked among Seahawks players, particularly the linebackers he coached, during his five seasons with the team. One of those linebackers, K.J. Wright, posted a picture to Instagram on Monday of he and Norton on the practice field. The caption: "Time to finish what we started! Welcome back coach."

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Norton leaves 49ers to be Seahawks' DC

The Seahawks' coaching changes now feature Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator and Mike Solari as offensive line coach. Norton leaves the 49ers after just one week for the Seattle job.

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The Seahawks are hiring Mike Solari as their offensive line coach, a source confirms to ESPN. Solari was Seattle's offensive line coach in 2008 and 2009 under Mike Holmgren and Jim L. Mora, respectively, and has served the same role since then for the 49ers and Giants. He replaces Tom Cable, who was fired last week after seven season with the team. The NFL Network first reported that Seattle is hiring Solari.

The story behind how 'The New Yorker's' MLK, Kaepernick and Michael Bennett cover was born (2:23)

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Seahawks backup quarterback Austin Davis spent his first three NFL seasons with the Rams, when Brian Schottenheimer was their offensive coordinator. He said he thinks the Seahawks' offense under Schottenheimer will mix things up more from week to week than it did in recent seasons. "We were very creative in St. Louis," he told 710 ESPN Seattle. "We threw a lot of things at the defense, whether it was drop-back, whether it was play-action, whether it was quarterback movement, we had it all. And we were a really good screen team. If there was one thing I could pick out from last year, we couldn't run screens."

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.614th
Rushing Yards101.823rd
Points For22.911th
Points Against20.8Tied-13th