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Tank Carradine | Linebacker | #95

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 295
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (40) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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49ers signed OLB Tank Carradine to a one-year extension through 2017.
The deal includes a $1.25 million signing bonus. Carradine was scheduled to be a free agent next spring, but the 49ers wanted at least another year to see if his transition to outside linebacker pays off. The 2013 second-round pick will play a rotational role this season. Carradine has managed four sacks through his first 23 NFL games. Tue, Sep 6, 2016 09:50:00 AM

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49ers DE/OLB Tank Carradine has dropped his weight into the mid-260s and is expected to focus on outside linebacker in 2016.

The 40th pick in the 2013 draft, Carradine has been an ineffective sub-package defensive lineman to this point in his career. He has four sacks through 23 career games (1 start). Carradine came out of Florida State weighing 276 and ballooned into the 290s in recent seasons. 2016 is his contract year.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 04:24:00 PM

49ers DL Tank Carradine is expected to be used more as an edge rusher in 2016.

Carradine bulked up to nearly 300 pounds as the 49ers tried to shoehorn him in at defensive end in their 3-4 scheme. He started cutting weight last season and is now down to around 270 pounds. Carradine sat out his rookie year recovering from ACL surgery and has just four sacks across 23 games in the two seasons since. He is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 10:48:00 AM

The 49ers intend to use third-year DE Tank Carradine as a sub-package pass rusher.

Bulked up to 295 pounds -- nearly 20 above his Combine weigh-in -- 6-foot-4 Carradine projects to replace RE Glenn Dorsey in pass-rush situations. Carradine earned negative marks in both pass rushing and run stopping from Pro Football Focus last year. He'll likely rush from a three-technique position.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 12:44:00 PM

49ers DE Tank Carradine says he's up to 295 pounds.

Carradine, who missed his entire rookie season as he recovered from a torn ACL, weighed in at 276 at last year's Combine. As Rotoworld's Josh Norris points out, it could be an indication he's being groomed for a Justin Smith-type role. With Smith still going strong, however, Carradine should begin 2014 as a situational pass rusher.
Thu, May 1, 2014 02:02:00 PM

49ers DE Tank Carradine had a procedure to remove a "mass of scar tissue" from his surgically-repaired right knee.

Coach Jim Harbaugh made the disclosure in his Thursday Combine presser. When Carradine underwent the operation is unclear, but Harbaugh hinted he's 100 percent. "He looks like a different guy now," Harbaugh said. "Just what we saw when he did practice with our football team and now this procedure that's been done, I'm even more excited." Carradine declared himself "fully recovered" in January, but made no mention of the follow-up surgery. Being eased into his NFL career, Carradine will likely start out 2014 as a situational pass rusher.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 02:49:00 PM

49ers DE Tank Carradine (ACL) has declared himself "fully recovered."

Coach Jim Harbaugh has "great hope" Carradine can carve out a role in 2014. "There’s a path there," Harbaugh said. "Nobody owes anyone a career in professional football. Your career is literally your business. But I have great faith that (Carradine has) what it takes." The No. 40 overall pick of last April's draft, Carradine likely would have been a first-rounder if not for his medical concerns. He lived in the opposing backfield at Florida State. Carradine will likely start out 2014 as a situational pass rusher.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 04:42:00 PM

49ers placed DE Tank Carradine on injured reserve, ending his season.

A year removed from tearing his ACL at Florida State, Carradine was activated off the reserve/NFI list in October, but had yet to be active. The No. 40 overall pick of April's draft, Carradine wasn't selected with contributing in 2013 in mind. It's unclear where his knee is at, but in theory, Carradine should be a full participant in the 49ers' offseason program. He'll likely begin 2014 as a situational pass rusher.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 03:48:00 PM

49ers activated DE Tank Carradine (ACL surgery) from the reserve/NFI list.

The No. 40 pick of April's draft, the 49ers selected Carradine five months into his recovery from a torn right ACL. Despite the injury, Carradine was still able to run a 4.93 40 in the run up to the draft, but the 49ers wisely opted to take things slow with his rehab. Speaking Tuesday, Harbaugh said the Niners would continue to be cautious with their rookie end. "He’s still coming along," Harbaugh said. "He’s getting the feel back from playing 11-on-11 football. But it’s coming." Carradine's snaps will be limited if he's active for Week 10.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 05:11:00 PM

49ers placed DE Tank Carradine (ACL surgery), DE Quinton Dial (undisclosed), OT Luke Marquardt (foot) and CB Eric Wright (undisclosed) on the reserve/NFI list.

The NFI list works just like the PUP list, meaning none of the four will be eligible to return until Week 7. Carradine wasn't close to practicing as of three weeks ago, and could spend the entire season stashed away. The 49ers didn't disclose Wright's injury upon signing him August 8. We haven't heard a peep on Dial since May.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 03:22:00 PM

49ers second-round DE Tank Carradine (ACL surgery) is not close to practicing.

Carradine opened camp on the active/PUP list, and may stay on reserve/PUP into the season. Viewed internally as the 49ers' heir apparent to RE Justin Smith, Carradine's rehab has been "slowed down" by club medical staff since running a 4.93 forty just before the draft. Reserve/PUP would cost him six games.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 04:50:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee considers 49ers second-round pick Tank Carradine a defensive end rather than outside linebacker.

We've also seen CSN Bay Area list Carradine at end rather than rush 'backer. On the Sac Bee's post-OTAs depth chart, Carradine is listed as the third-team right end behind Justin Smith and Demarcus Dobbs. Carradine didn't participate in any spring drills while recovering from the November tear of his right ACL.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 01:23:00 PM

49ers signed second-round DE/OLB Tank Carradine to a four-year contract.

Carradine (6-foot-4, 276) tore his ACL in November, and the team "hopes" he'll be ready for training camp. When healthy, he's a powerful pass rusher with a relentless motor. The Niners are just collecting talented edge rushers.
Thu, May 23, 2013 05:32:00 PM

The 49ers "hope" second-round DE/OLB Tank Carradine (ACL surgery) will be ready for training camp.

The 6-foot-4, 276-pound pass-rusher tore up his knee in November. He will not participate in this weekend's rookie minicamp. There's a pretty decent chance Carradine will begin the regular season the reserve/NFI list, costing him the first six games.
Tue, May 7, 2013 01:31:00 PM

49ers selected Florida State DE/OLB Tank Carradine with the No. 40 overall pick.

Carradine would have been a certain first-round pick if not for a November ACL tear and medical concerns late in the draft process. The 6'4/276 fast-twitch rusherwas outplaying more heralded teammate Bjoern Werner before the tear. Pre-injury, Carradine amassed 13 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, and a forced fumble in 11 games. Carradine closed out his FSU career with 16.5 sacks over his final 21 appearances. He ran 4.76 at his April 20 personal Pro Day. On tape, Carradine's non-stop quarterback pursuit jumps off the screen. He is a powerful rusher with a truly relentless motor. The ridiculously deep 49ers can afford to swing at upside here.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:17:00 PM

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