When the San Francisco 49ers take the field tomorrow against the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC Championship, they will take the field without one of their most pivotal pieces on the defensive side of the ball, cornerback Carlos Rogers, according to SFGate.com.
However, this doesn’t mean that he won’t see the field at all.
After missing the first two playoff games this postseason nursing a hamstring injury, Rogers will return to the active roster on Sunday for head coach Jim Harbaugh, but he will be playing primarily in the nickel defensive packages.
Rogers seemed understanding of his situation, but frustrated at the same time.
“Coming off a hamstring injury, you never know how it will affect you,” Rogers said. “I can feel fine right now and make one cut or make the wrong cut throughout a game, and there it goes again. So that’s how they want to work me in. It’s tough coming off the injury that I had and say you’re just going to play 65 or 70 snaps.”
Rogers shared the nickel duties in practice with Perrish Cox, and he grew into the role more and more as the week went on, ultimately leading up to tonight’s decision less than 24 hours before game time.