Carlos Rogers not expected to play for 49ers this week

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The official injury report will come out later this afternoon, but it doesn’t take much dot-connecting to guess where 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers stands.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Rogers isn’t expected to play in Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game against the Panthers, after missing the entire week of practice with a hamstring strain.

When asked if Rogers could play without practicing this week, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio replied: “No.”

So, they’ll probably list him as questionable just because.

Rogers injured the hamstring in the regular season finale, and missed last week’s game against the Packers. Tramaine Brock and Tarell Brown will start at cornerback in his absence, with Perrish Cox working as the nickel.

The Panthers don’t have the kind of passing game to take full advantage, but with Steve Smith expected to play, expect them to send Ted Ginn deep to try to create space.