Carradine was released by the Raiders on Friday per his request, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Carradine is looking for a situation that will provide him with a larger role. The veteran started seven games for the 49ers last season, and recorded 10 tackles (six solo) for the Raiders during the preseason. Still, he only saw 24 snaps through four games, but will now have the opportunity to look for greener pastures.
Carradine missed the first half of the 2017 season with a knee injury but recorded 19 tackles (14 solo) and 1.5 sacks in the final eight games of the season with San Francisco. The 29-year-old is likely to serve a rotational role for the Raiders' defensive line unit in 2018.
Carridine was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return following the 49ers' Week 3 loss to the Rams. He has been practicing with the team the last two weeks and finally appears set to return Sunday barring any setbacks. He is likely to challenge for a starting role at some point, but the team figures to ease him back into action right away.
Carradine (ankle) is expected to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Carradine has been practicing for two weeks now and appears to be recovering well from the high-ankle sprain that has sidelined him for the last seven contests. Assuming Carradine endures no setbacks during the week, he'll likely be activated and could immediately challenge for a starting role Sunday. At the very least, Carradine should be firmly in the mix of a defensive-end rotation that already includes Solomon Thomas (knee), Leger Douzable, Ronald Blair, Elvis Dumervil, Cassius Marsh and Aaron Lynch.
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|2013||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||9||17||16.0||1||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||14||22||14.0||8||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||18||10.0||8||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||8||19||14.0||5||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||San Francisco 49ers||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|