Fangio: Rogers' hamstring better than expected

Fangio: Rogers injury better than originally feared

Fangio: Rogers' hamstring better than expected
January 2, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Carlos Rogers has not missed a game since signing with the 49ers in 2011. (USATSI)

SANTA CLARA -- Cornerback Carlos Rogers, who is questionable for Sunday's game with a right hamstring strain, will attempt to practice on Thursday, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said.

Fangio said the 49ers are encouraged that Rogers might be able to play in the NFC playoffs against the Green Bay Packers after sustaining an injury late in the regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Rogers did not practice on Wednesday.

"It's not as bad as originally feared," Fangio said.

If Rogers is unable to play, Tramaine Brock and Tarell Brown will start at the cornerback positions. Rogers has not missed a game since signing with the 49ers in 2011.

Fangio suggested Eric Wright and Perrish Cox could share the responsibility of covering the slot receiver when the Packers go with three wide receivers. Green Bay typically uses a third receiver on about 75 percent of their offensive snaps.