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Century Links 6/21: Avril Builds Homes and a School in Haiti


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Cliff Avril makes good on sack promise, builds homes, school in Haiti - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks' Cliff Avril, who had 11.5 sacks in 2016, built 12 new homes and even renovated a school in Haiti, where his parents were from.

Which Seahawks outside the top 100 are most valuable in 2017? -
NFL Network continued it's top 100 countdown of the league's best players, releasing Nos. 11-20 on Monday night. There's already eight players on the list, with cornerback Richard Sherman ranking the highest at No. 21, and it'd be surprising to see any in the top 10. The other seven Seahawks are quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 24); free safety Earl Thomas (No. 30); strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 34); linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 39); defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 46); defensive end Cliff Avril (No. 56); and Doug Baldwin (No. 88).

Seahawks Three-Headed Monster part 1: Eddie Lacy
The Seahawks will have a three-headed monster in their backfield if their running backs can all stay healthy. How will Eddie Lacy fare in this hydra?

Competition still 'wide open' for Seahawks' right cornerback job
The way the Seahawks practiced during their offseason program made it difficult to evaluate their cornerbacks in particular. As a result, Seattle is no closer to determining its starter on the right side.

The 5 Toughest Players I Ever Faced | The Players' Tribune

O-Line Options, Distribution Of Carries, Cornerback Competition And More In This Week’s Seahawks Twitter Q&A | Seattle Seahawks
You had Seahawks questions; we have answers.

Podcast Player -The Seahawks' biggest positional concern
What's going on with Russell Wilson's weight? Which under-the-radar Seahawks stood out during the offseason program? Which is the biggest positional concern for the Seahawks heading into training camp?

Jets sign former Bears receiver Marquess Wilson -

The New York Jets are adding a receiver to a stripped-down wideout corps. The agent for Marquess Wilson tweeted that the 24-year-old receiver joined Gang Green on Tuesday.

Lions DT Khyri Thornton suspended for six games -

The NFL on Tuesday suspended Detroit Lions defensive tackle Khyri Thornton for six games for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse.

Former NFL OL O'Callaghan comes out at as gay -

Former NFL offensive lineman Ryan O'Callaghan came out as gay via an in-depth profile in In the piece, O'Callaghan details his past struggles with self-acceptance.

Free-agent corner Justin Gilbert suspended one year -

Justin Gilbert's road back to an NFL field continues to become more difficult. The former eighth-overall pick had his suspension increased to one year by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday.

Bruce Arians: Byron Leftwich has future as head coach -

Byron Leftwich was hired as a Cardinals assistant in January. Does Bruce Arians already have the former Jaguars and Steelers QB on the fast track toward a head-coaching job of his own?

Top 10 players of 'Top 100' unveiled -

The final 10 of the Top 100 Players of 2017 will be revealed next week. Here are the players that cracked the top 10 list (of course, in no particular order).

Jerry Jones to meet with Pope Francis today -

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his wife, Gene, are scheduled to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.