Lions tender exclusive rights free agents Hyder, Jones, Copeland

Posted at 12:35 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 12:35:45-05

The Detroit Lions have tendered exclusive rights free agents DE Kerry Hyder, DE Brandon Copeland and WR T.J. Jones. 

Hyder recorded eight sacks last season with the Lions and finished the year with 36 tackles.

Copeland has appeared in all 16 games of the last two seasons with the team.

Jones began last year on the practice squad, but saw the field in three games.