After signing a lucrative contract extension in December, Cliff Avril is about to insure he takes care of his money.
The Seahawks' defensive end is one of 20 current and former NFL players who will participate in the inaugural NFL Finance Camp from March 17-20 at the University of Miami's School of Business Administration.
Also participating are defensive lineman Red Bryant, who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week after playing from 2008-13 with the Seahawks; cornerback Brandon Browner, who signed with the New Orleans Saints in free agency last week after playing the 2014 season with the New England Patriots and from 2011-13 with the Seahawks; and former linebacker Randall Godfrey, who played for five NFL teams including a stint with the Seahawks in 2003.
"The NFL offers the opportunity for many of its players to translate a relatively short career into a lifetime of freedom and opportunity," NFL vice president of player benefits Patrick Kearny said in the release announcing the camp. "The NFL Finance Camp will provide the type of information to help participants understand the long-term impact of current decisions, properly evaluate their current situation and capitalize on ways to optimize their financial futures."
Kearny played defensive end for the Seahawks from 2007-09, leading the team in sacks twice and being voted to the Pro Bowl 2007.