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Tank Carradine could make his NFL debut as soon as Nov. 10 at Candlestick Park against the Panthers. (USATSI)
The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday they have activated defensive tackle Tank Carradine from the team’s reserve/non-football injury list. In order to make room on the roster for Carradine, the team has waived linebacker Jermaine Cunningham.
Carradine, who suffered a torn ACL last November, could make his NFL debut as soon as Nov. 10 at Candlestick Park against the Carolina Panthers.
The 6-foot-4, 273-pounder was the first of two second-round draft picks (40th overall) by the 49ers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list on Aug. 27 and later returned to practice on Oct. 15.
A 23-year-old native of Cincinnati, OH, Carradine initially began his collegiate career at Butler Community College in Kansas, where he earned First-Team National Junior College Athletic Association All-America. He later transferred to Florida State following his sophomore season. Carradine went on to play in 25 games (11 starts) during his two seasons with the Seminoles, recording 118 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He was a consensus First-Team All-ACC selection as a senior.
Cunningham (6-foot-3, 255 pounds) signed with the 49ers on Oct. 1, 2013, and was inactive for all four games since being signed.
San Francisco 49ers media services contributed to this report