Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October on Thursday morning:
Cliff Avril is the 3rd Seahawk to win Defensive Player of the Month in the past 4 seasons (Richard Sherman 2013, Bobby Wagner 2014) pic.twitter.com/iDAf0UxDX3
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) November 3, 2016
The nine-year veteran, who’s in his fourth campaign with the Seahawks, had 16 tackles, 6.5 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 11 quarterback hits in Seattle’s four games in October, helping the Seahawks go 2-1-1.
Avril’s play is all the more important with fellow defensive end Michael Bennett expected to be laid up two-to-three weeks after undergoing successful arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday.