Detroit Lions place defensive end Kerry Hyder, running back Mike James on injured reserve
ALLEN PARK (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.
The Lions have been without tackle Taylor Decker and defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who are on the physically unable to perform list. Defensive linemen Armonty Bryant and Khyri Thornton will be suspended to start the season.