Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Lions DE Kerry Hyder is out for the 2017 season with an Achilles’ tear.
Rapoport adds that Hyder will undergo surgery this week begin the rehab process immediately, but won’t be back until next year.
The Lions will likely place him on injured reserve and add someone to their roster in the coming days.
Lions HC Jim Caldwell told reporters that DE Kerry Hyder has a “significant Achilles injury” while adding “it doesn’t look good” for him, per Tom Pelissero.
Hyder, 26, originally signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech back in 2014. He spent a year in New York before signing a future/reserve contract with the Lions in January of 2015.
Hyder returned to the Lions on a one-year, exclusive rights contract this past April.
In 2016, Hyder appeared in all 16 games and recorded 37 tackles, eight sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass defense.