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Seahawks sign 49ers sacks leader to three year deal

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After the Seattle Seahawks re-signed defensive end Benson Mayowa to a 2-year contract earlier Tuesday, they have now dipped into the pool of available pass rushers again, signing former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Kerry Hyder.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter who got the numbers right from Hyder’s agent, the deal for Hyder is 3 years $16.5 million “With upside to $17.5 million.” This most likely does not mean that it is $16.5 million guaranteed, and rather that the extra $1 million is most likely incentives.

Hyder is a very intriguing signing, as many readers may have no idea who he is despite him being the 49ers leader in sacks for 2020 with 8.5. He also took down Russell Wilson in the backfield for one of those during the 49ers Week 8 loss in Seattle.

Undrafted out of Texas Tech in 2014, Hyder signed with the New York Jets, only to fail to make the roster out of training camp. At the conclusion of the 2014 season he signed a futures contract with the Detroit Lions, where he would then spend the next four seasons before spending a single season with each of the Dallas Cowboys and the 49ers.