The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday they have signed DL Kerry Hyder to a one-year deal.
Hyder (6-2, 275) originally entered the NFL after signing with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. After spending his entire rookie season on the Jets practice squad, Hyder signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Detroit Lions on January 6, 2015. From 2015-18, he spent time between the Lions practice squad and active roster, appearing in 23 games (two starts) and registering 42 tackles, 9.0 sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.
Hyder signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent on March 18, 2019. He appeared in all 16 games and finished with 17 tackles, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery last season.
A 28-year-old native of Austin, TX, Hyder attended Texas Tech University, where he appeared in 49 games (41 starts) and finished with 176 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. As a senior in 2013, he started all 13 games and registered 65 tackles, 2.0 sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.