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Dial and Carradine Partake in First Practices

Tank Carradine (Getty Images)

Injuries to the 49ers' defensive front have taken its toll over the last few weeks, which could expedite the arrivals of Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial. The two rookies participated in their first practices this week and have gotten good reviews from Jim Harbaugh and their teammates.

With injuries to Ian Williams, Ray McDonald and Glenn Dorsey, the depth on the San Francisco 49ers' defensive line has been tested early and often in 2013. The injuries forced former undrafted players Demarcus Dobbs and Tony Jerod-Eddie to see more playing time than expected. When Trent Baalke pulled the trigger on Cornellius Carradine, AKA "Tank", in the second round last spring, he believed he... Recommended Stories