Clock ticking on Avril 

March, 5, 2013
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The deadline for NFL teams to use their franchise and transition tag designations passed on Monday afternoon without anyone earning either from the Detroit Lions. The team has considerable work to do in the next few days if they are interested in having their 2013 roster resemble the 2012 version -- especially on defense -- and the biggest name involved is DE Cliff Avril.