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Lions notes: Is Kerry Hyder is the Lions’ ‘best-kept secret’?

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He’s coming back from an injury, but could Kerry Hyder be the Lions’ secret weapon in 2018?

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Kerry Hyder missed the 2017 regular season after sustaining a season-ending injury in the preseason, but his 2016 regular-season effort should not be forgotten. He led the Detroit Lions in sacks with eight and in tackles at or behind the line with 12.

  • I can’t wait to see this man in the Detroit Lions’ backfield:

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This is how Lions guard T.J. Lang responded, simply:

Eagles defensive end Chris Long had a very different response:

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