October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Kerry Hyder (92) rushes Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (68) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

DE Kerry Hyder reaches three-year deal with Seahawks

Dec 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) warms up before a game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Kerry Hyder is signing a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, his agent announced Tuesday.

The bump in pay is a significant one for Hyder, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the 49ers prior to the 2020 season.

Hyder, 29, made the most of his playing time last season, recording career-high totals in tackles (49) and sacks (8.5). He started 14 of the 16 games in which he played.

Hyder has collected 108 tackles, 18.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries in 56 career games (16 starts) with the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and 49ers.

–Field Level Media

Aug 17, 2020; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford (55) walks to the field during training camp at SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

49ers DE Ford (neck) ruled out vs. Jets

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford was downgraded from questionable to out for Sunday’s game against the host New York Jets.

Ford, who is nursing a neck injury, recorded three tackles while playing on 46 defensive snaps in San Francisco’s 24-20 season-opening loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.

Defensive end Kerry Hyder is expected to see additional playing time in place of the 29-year-old Ford, who has collected 154 tackles and 11 forced fumbles in 79 career games (43 starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs and 49ers.

Two-time Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle (knee) and cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) were ruled out against the Jets (0-1) on Friday. The 49ers also placed cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve earlier in the week.

Also on Saturday, the 49ers promoted center Hroniss Grasu from the practice squad.

–Field Level Media