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49ers depth chart vs. Cardinals, Week 4: Solomon Thomas listed with starting lineup

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Tank Carradine is off the depth chart, and that shakes things up a bit on the defensive line.

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The San Francisco 49ers released their depth chart for Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals and there is a noticeable, and expected change. The team placed defensive lineman Tank Carradine on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain, and have replaced him on the depth chart with rookie Solomon Thomas. The new depth chart includes Thomas as the right defensive end.

A high ankle sprain is usually not season-ending, which suggests Carradine is a strong candidate to be returned from injured reserve in two months. A team has to keep him there for eight weeks. A high ankle sprain can be anywhere from a two or three week injury to a two month injury, so this buys them some time.

Thomas has actually been regularly getting more snaps than Carradine because of his rotation along the line. Carradine only played the strong end role, while Thomas subbed for him at end, and also subbed at defensive tackle in the team’s sub packages. It is safe to say Thomas, Aaron Lynch, and Xavier Cooper all could see an up-tick in work this week.

Reuen Foster remains listed as the starting WILL linebacker, in spite of his own high ankle sprain. Kyle Shanahan said last Friday that he does not think Foster will play this week, but he did say freak athletes sometimes surprise you. My guess is we once again see Ray-Ray Armstrong, and then potentially see Foster back the week after in Indianapolis.

Here’s the full Week 4 depth chart.