San Francisco 49ers’ cornerback Carlos Rogers has all-but-been ruled out for Sunday’s divisional round playoff game at the Carolina Panthers due to a lingering hamstring issue.
Rogers was “not expected to be available”, according to a report from CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. While Rogers has been able to do some conditioning work, he hasn’t participated in a full practice this week.
As was reported earlier, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio stated that Rogers would have to practice this week to have any shot at playing. Rogers missed yet another practice on Friday.
San Francisco limited Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers to 177 passing yards, sans Rogers, with backup Tarrell Brown getting many of Rogers’ snaps – an improvement from the 348 yards they gave up to Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan and the 407 they gave up to Cardinals’ signal caller Carson Palmer in their previous two games – but having all-hands-on-deck as they progress further in the playoffs would undoubtedly be ideal.
Especially considering this tidbit of information, via the CSN Bay Area report and Pro Football Focus:
Rogers was tied for No. 1 during the NFL regular season with the New York Jets’ Kyle Wilson and Pittsburgh’s William Gay at allowing a reception one every 11.6 plays he lined up on the slot receiver.
Brown and the recently reacquired Perrish Cox will again fill in with Rogers officially listed as “questionable” for the game.