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Tank Carradine | Defensive Lineman

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 273
College: Florida State
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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. Feb 20 - 2:49 PM

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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.
Jan 21 - 4:42 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 rusher was 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

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Bucs are trying to trade back into the second round.

There's no mention of who the Bucs could be targeting, but they have needs at defensive end and tight end. Florida State DE Tank Carradine could experience a fall like current Bucs DE Da'Quan Bowers did due to his knee, and Tampa Bay wasn't afraid to pull the trigger on Bowers at No. 51 in 2011. The Bucs are scheduled to pick just once on Friday at No. 73 overall.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 04:21:00 PM

USA Today's Mike Garafolo compares Tank Carradine's knee situation to Da'Quan Bowers' in 2011.

Carradine tore his ACL last November. He was able to run pretty fast in a straight line at his April 20 Pro Day, but the results of Carradine's medical recheck at the Combine "weren't very good." The fear amongst NFL teams regarding Bowers was that his knee injury was degenerative. He was selected with the 51st overall pick. We still wouldn't be surprised if Tank went in round two.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 02:47:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Lions are "actively shopping" the 36th pick in the draft.

It could be a target spot by teams that covet a pass rusher (Tank Carradine) or quarterback (Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib, Matt Barkley). The Lions should definitely get some action. The 36th pick is also positioned just ahead of the Bengals, who showed a ton of pre-draft interest in FIU S Johnathan Cyprien. After day one, Cyprien is easily the best safety left on the draft board.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 02:04:00 PM

According to USA Today, there is more concern regarding Florida State DE/OLB Tank Carradine's knee than has been reported.

Carradine tore his ACL in late November. He was able to run a 4.93 forty at his Pro Day last week, just five months after the injury. But interested teams need to realize that he may not be truly 100 percent until the 2014 season. We still expect Carradine to come off the board in the final 8-10 picks of the first round.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 07:55:00 PM

NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline the "top suitors" for Florida State DE Tank Carradine are the Dolphins, Giants, and Vikings.

Carradine has had a "lot of recent contact" with the Fins, who are trying to trade down and may target him as the weak-side edge rusher they need to book end Cam Wake. Even if Miami can't execute a trade, Pauline considers Carradine a "real possibility" for the 12th pick, particularly if the Dolphins acquire Branden Albert. Pauline also mentions Atlanta as a possibility for Carradine.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 01:25:00 PM

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