The 49ers are asking Tank Carradine to do something he hasn’t done in the NFL, so it only seems fair to give him more time to learn.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers have signed Carradine to a one-year contract extension. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, but this ties him to the team through the 2017 season.
The former second-round pick spent his first three years on the line, but he’s been transitioned to outside linebacker this year, dropping 30 pounds in the process.
The 49ers will need him to contribute immediately, as Aaron Lynch is suspended the first four games of the regular season, leaving Carradine as part of a rotation with Ahmad Brooks and Eli Harold.