General manager Trent Baalke began the practice in 2013, when the 49ers had 11 draft picks and a proven, veteran-heavy roster after a Super Bowl season.
It took nearly three seasons, but the 49ers believe they found the solution for Cornellius "Tank" Carradine to become a productive NFL player.
Editor's Note: Here is the fourth installment of a five-part series on the 49ers' top offseason priorities.
SANTA CLARA – The first-quarter woes continued for the 49ers.
SANTA CLARA – Outside linebacker Aaron Lynch will miss his second consecutive game due to a concussion he sustained Dec. 6 against the Chicago Bears.