Continuing with their bargain shopping, the Raiders have added defensive end Tank Carradine, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
Carradine had visited the team Thursday, but left Oakland without a deal headed for Seattle. He clearly received his offer from the Raiders, checked his options, and chose to sign on in Oakland. Undoubtedly the idea of not moving his family factored into his decision.
A former 2nd round pick out of Florida State, Carradine recorded 5.5 sacks in 4 seasons with the 49ers, appearing in 44 games, starting 8.
The 6-4, 276-pounder was moved around a lot in his years in San Francisco, playing defensive end, defensive tackle, and linebacker. An ankle sprain last season placed him on injured reserve half the season. He still had a career high 7 starts in his 8 appearances at defensive end managing just 1.5 sacks in that time. He has never played in a full 16-game season.
UPDATE: This move is now official