Why Kerry Hyder feels ‘back at home’ with 49ers

Kerry Hyder making the 53-man roster might be a surprise to those outside of 49ers headquarters, but

The veteran defensive lineman told NBC Sports Bay Area that coming back to California to play with

“It’s kind of like being back at home,” Hyder said during training camp

“I spent the majority of my career with him so there’s a level of comfortability

Hyder came into his own under Kocurek when the Detroit Lions signed The Texas Tech product as

In 2016 Hyder recorded 19 quarterback hits, eight sacks, and 11 tackles for a loss with the Lions

In 2020 with the 49ers, Hyder flourished again with similar statistics

The 31-year-old is ready to return to that level of productivity after tallying 1

Hyder will be sharing the field with what is arguably the strongest position group on the team

“We have a deep room and I feel like we are really gelling as a group,” Hyder

It’s no different from other years but you can definitely tell that there is something special

Even in his seventh season, Hyder hasn’t stopped putting the work in on the field

(Special Work Ethic and Relentless Mindset) award from defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans during training camp which is

“He can play in, he can play tackle,” Ryans said during training camp

“He can move up and down the defensive line at any position

And he’s the guy who never makes mistakes inside, no matter where you put him

The combination is what has kept him in the league for seven seasons

“Kris is always someone that has been that guy to stand on the table for me

I might not be the 6’5 guy, but he believes I can be on the edge and make

Hyder was seen predominantly on the interior of the defensive line during his first stint in the

Where the coaching staff decides to play Hyder doesn’t matter to the veteran, which exemplifies his

“Last year they were a game away and I want to come help any way I can

I just want the team to get better and that has been my approach my whole career