Perhaps it makes sense, even in the NFL, that a man who goes by “Tank” has had trouble finding a good fit.
A 2013 second-round pick by the 49ers, Tank Carradine didn’t really settle in with the team that drafted him. He was cast as a defensive tackle and outside linebacker but took to neither, nor in four seasons did he replicate the high sack numbers as a pass rusher he’d posted at Florida State.
Last season, Carradine seemed to find a niche as a run-stopping defensive end. Then, in Week 3, he incurred a high ankle sprain that sidelined him for the next eight weeks.