Good morning! The San Francisco 49ers continue their preparations for Sunday's Week 11 contest against the Seattle Seahawks. The big news from Wednesday would have to be Carlos Hyde's absence from practice. It was not shocking news, but it still looks like he will be missing his third game.
The more interesting news would be Tank Carradine looking at a new role on the defense. Jim Tomsula said Tank has lost some weight, dropping into the 280s, and he is expected to lose a little bit more. The plan is for him to work more in an edge rusher role, instead of his previous defensive tackle role. Tank was better suited for that role coming out of college, but the 49ers wanted to turn him into a nickel defensive tackle.
I'm not sure why it took so long for the 49ers to realize the issue, but he could be getting a significant opportunity. The 49ers pass rush is inconsistent, with Aaron Lynch as the most notable performer. Could we see Tank surpass Ahmad Brooks on passing downs? What does it mean for Eli Harold? Or does it just mean a broader rotation?
On to the links!
49ers’ demise not just the fault of Jed, Trent, Jimmy Tom and Kap (BASG)
Charles! Charles!: 49ers’ CB shortage inspired sideline confusion (Branch)
Meet the Niners: CB Dontae Johnson (49ers.com)
Reggie Bush still might sue the City of St. Louis (Lynch)
49ers running back Carlos Hyde's status for Sunday's game in Seattle remains up in the air (Biderman)
49ers’ Hyde misses practice again; Boldin limited (Barrows)
Practice report: Kaepernick has shoulder issue; Hyde remains out (Inman)
Injury report: 49ers' Hyde, Seahawks' Lynch sit out (Maiocco)
Blaine Gabbert Has Familiarity with Seahawks Defensive Scheme (49ers.com)
49ers' Gabbert looks for short gains against Seahawks (Maiocco)
49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert spoke about playing in the noise in Seattle (Biderman)
QB Gabbert only focusing on upcoming trip to Seattle, not long-term job (Inman)
Tank Carradine discussion
Hyde, Boldin returning to practice; Tomsula wishes best for Aldon Smith; Carradine on move (Inman)
49ers’ Tank Carradine drops weight for new role in defense (Barrows)
49ers have new role for Carradine to inject life into pass rush (Maiocco)
49ers’ DE Tank Carradine Cuts Weight To 280s In Hopes Of Playing More (Sakamoto)
Jim Tomsula Provides Injury Update on Wednesday
Blaine Gabbert 'Ready for Physical Game'
Thomas McGaughey Gives Special Teams Update
Dontae Johnson Studies Film of Richard Sherman
49ers RB Reggie Bush Previews Rehab Process
RB Travaris Cadet Recaps First Week with 49ers
49ers FB Bruce Miller: 'We Have to Win'
1-on-1: 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert
Niner Talk: Keys to 49ers Matchup in Seattle
Richard Sherman conference call
NaVorro Bowman's comeback admired by Seahawks' Richard Sherman (Inman)
Colin Kaepernick’s benching by 49ers no surprise to Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (Barrows)
Seahawks Richard Sherman not shocked 49ers benched Colin Kaepernick (Inman)
Seahawks' Sherman impressed with Bowman's return to form (Maiocco)
Seahawks CB Richard Sherman Had This To Say About Alex Smith (Sakamoto)
Pete Carroll conference call
Pete Carroll on Blaine Gabbert: "He looked confident" (Barrows)
Seahawks' Carroll fired up about the Warriors' emergence as NBA champs (Inman)
Seahawks' Carroll keeps close tabs on Warriors' success (Maiocco)