San Francisco 49ers’ cornerback Carlos Rogers sustained a hamstring strain Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals making his status uncertain for this weekend’s first round playoff matchup against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Game time temperatures are expected to be cold, cold, and colder which shouldn’t exactly help Rogers’ status.
Backup Eric Wright figures to see plenty of playing time against perennial All Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the prolific Green Bay passing attack.
While Rogers could see the field – much will depend on how he progresses this week, obviously – Wright is preparing as though he will have to fill in, according to a report from Matt Maiocco at CSN Bay Area.
“I’m pretty comfortable with it and have the luxury of being able to play all types of position in this defense, whether it’s the right corner spot or the left corner spot or the nickel spot or the dime spot or the dollar spot,” Wright said.
“I’ve played pretty much all the defensive back spots other than the safety. So that’s allowed me to grow mentally a lot faster as well, just knowing everybody’s responsibility and having the ability to slide in and back up or cover for whoever goes down.”
While any time you lose depth against the Green Bay offense is never a good thing, Wright is a seven-year veteran with plenty of experience. A nice asset to have, no doubt, in these types of situations.