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Tank Carradine benched on defense in 49ers Week 7 loss

Here's a look at the 49ers snap count from Week 7. Tank Carradine is out of the defense for the time being.

The San Francisco 49ers signed outside linebacker Tank Carradine to a one-year contract extension the week before the start of the 2016 season. The deal inked Carradine through the 2017 season. At his current pace, Tank could very well be off the team before this season is done.

The 49ers defensive snap count reveals that Carradine played seven special teams snaps, and zero defensive snaps. Over the first seven weeks of the season, Carradine’s defensive snap totals have been as follows: 23, 23, 33, 21, 9, 11, 0.

I don’t think Trent Baalke is going to release Carradine this season, but if Baalke is replaced, I can’t see Tank lasting into his actual extension season. He has yet to emerge in any way as a viable presence in the pass rush. He got opportunities to start the season, but the coaching staff seems to have moved on from him at this point. Aaron Lynch suffered what he described as a high ankle sprain on Sunday, so there could be some snaps for Carradine, but my guess is Ronald Blair gets some OLB work before Tank gets back on the field with the defense.

Here’s the 49ers full defensive snap count from Week 7.

Player Offense Defense ST
Eric Reid 75 7
Tramaine Brock 75
Nick Bellore 74 12
DeForest Buckner 73
Ahmad Brooks 71 7
Antoine Bethea 70
Rashard Robinson 62 5
Gerald Hodges 61 5
Aaron Lynch 48 5
Arik Armstead 47
Quinton Dial 41 10
Jimmie Ward 40 7
Eli Harold 26 7
Mike Purcell 17 17
Tony Jerod-Eddie 14
Michael Wilhoite 13 21
Jaquiski Tartt 9 10
Ronald Blair 7 2
Keith Reaser 2 9
Dontae Johnson 27
Shayne Skov 27
Bradley Pinion 11
Kyle Nelson 9
Tank Carradine 7
Phil Dawson 5
Andrew Tiller 3
JaCorey Shepherd 3