According to Ian Rapoport, the San Francisco 49ers are signing former Dallas Cowboy edge rusher Kerry Hyder to a one-year deal. Hyder played 439 snaps with the Cowboys in 2019. He finished the season with two sacks, four quarterback hits, and ten stops with Dallas. Hyder spent the previous three seasons with the Detroit Lions. He was an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech in 2014.
This signing could be what gets the 49ers to the point where Ronald Blair is healthy enough to play once Blair is fully recovered from his ACL injury. Looking at his snap counts, Hyder only played over 40 snaps once all season, and that was Week 1. Let’s call him a situational pass-rusher, which is precisely what the 49ers need.
Hyder spent a couple of years in Detriot with current defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, where Hyder had a career season with eight sacks and 55 total pressures. Sign me up for that. At 290 pounds, I wonder if the 49ers have any plans of letting Hyder rush from the inside. Here is what my buddy John Owning who covers the Cowboys said about Hyder: