With the prospect of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers coming up this weekend, the 49ers will need all hands on deck.
They should find out today if one of their key defenders will be able to go.
Cornerback Carlos Rogers left yesterday’s win over the Cardinals late in the game with a right hamstring strain, and is scheduled for an MRI today, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
Rogers said: “It’s not hurting me. We’ll see. Hopefully, it’s not that bad.” Coach Jim Harbaugh acknowledged that “something was bothering him physically,” however.
The 49ers have shown some vulnerability anyway, allowing 755 passing yards in their final two regular season games against the Falcons and Cardinals.
If Rogers couldn’t go, they’d likely promote Tarell Brown to the starting lineup, and use veteran Eric Wright to cover the slot.
While that’s depth other teams in the postseason don’t have, it’s also going to be tested against one of the top quarterbacks in the game who led a dramatic playoff-clincing win in his first game back from a broken collarbone.