Watch CBS News

Lions Put Hyder On IR With Achilles Tendon Injury

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put defensive end Kerry Hyder on injured reserve after he hurt his Achilles tendon in Sunday's preseason game at Indianapolis.

Coach Jim Caldwell said after that game that the injury looked "significant" but the Lions hadn't made an official announcement on any change in Hyder's status until Tuesday. Detroit also put running back Mike James on IR because of concussion problems and waived guard Matt Rotheram.

Earlier in the day, the Lions announced that they had waived wide receiver Ryan Spadola from injured reserve.

Hyder led the Lions with eight sacks last season after having played only one NFL game previously.
For more NFL coverage: and .

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.