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SANTA CLARA – Cornerback Carlos Rogers continues to rehab a right hamstring strain and was not available to practice on Wednesday.
Rogers sustained the injury in the final game of the regular season. He was not available to play in the 49ers’ 23-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers in wild-card round of the NFC playoffs.
When asked about Rogers earlier in the day, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh described it as a “process.” With Rogers out of action against Green Bay, the 49ers turned to Tramaine Brock and Tarell Brown at cornerback with Perrish Cox playing the nickel back position. Cox played all but one of the 49ers' defensive snaps.
With the Carolina Panthers featuring fewer three-receiver sets than the Packers, the 49ers would require a third cornerback for a lot fewer snaps on Sunday.
Rogers’ injury appears to be the only major concern for the 49ers entering this week’s game.
“I think we’ll be close to full strength,” Harbaugh said.