Here is a quick recap of the latest developments in the contract saga between the Detroit Lions and Cliff Avril:
Avril expressed optimism in getting a long term deal done when speaking with NFL Radio on Tuesday.
The sentiment was different later in the week when Avril told the Detroit Free Press that he wasn’t “getting a good vibe” but remains “hopeful”.
The two sides have until Monday to agree to a long term deal or both sides will be stuck with the one-year, $10.6 million franchise tender.
The news doesn’t sound positive for reaching a deal but the swift change in sentiment this week shows how quickly things can change. Add in the growing pressure of the approaching deadline and a long term deal can’t be ruled out just yet.