Kerry Hyder agrees to three-year deal with Seahawks

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The Seahawks are bringing back defensive end Benson Mayowa. They also are signing a pass rusher from a division rival as they attempt to upgrade the position.

Seattle has agreed to terms with former 49ers defensive end Kerry Hyder, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It’s a two-year, $6.5 million deal that includes a third year with a $10 million base salary that voids, a source tells PFT.

Hyder, who turns 30 in May, had a career year in 2020. It earned him a spot on PFT’s top 100 free agents, coming in at No. 97 on the list.

His signing leaves only 20 players on the top 100 unsigned.

Hyder started 14 of 16 games played in 2020, seeing action on a career-high 721 defensive snaps. He totaled 49 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 18 quarterback hits and 10 tackles for loss.

Hyder also has played games for the Jets, Lions and Cowboys.

7 responses to “Kerry Hyder agrees to three-year deal with Seahawks

  1. Every year there seems to be an up-and-comer that is left out high and dry. The Niners had a miserable injuries to the d-line last year (Bosa out in Sept, Ford out all year, Thomas out in Sept). He wasn’t on a squad of pro-bowlers. Hyder stepped up and showed talent at an older (and wiser) age. Late bloomer, who cares.

    As a Seahawk fan, let us hope this one works.

    Go ‘Hawks!

  2. He lost his chance to go to the Super Bowl, going from a SB contender to a team that routinely has only 1 win at the most in the playoffs.

  3. Really hoped the Niners brought him back, but you can’t keep everybody. Although the Niners have come close to keeping literally everybody, it’s actually remarkable.

  4. Anyone doubting this move better watch Baldingers analysis on him and then comment. Bet you it’s all crickets thereafter.

  5. He had a good year last year, under a DL coach who is regarded as one of the best in the NFL. Is it a flash in the pants, or is he a late bloomer? That is the question that Penny-pinching Mode will find out this season.

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