Carlos Rogers won’t play against Packers

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The 49ers are going to be down a cornerback at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Carlos Rogers hurt his hamstring against the Cardinals in Week 17 and held out hope of playing all week even as he missed practice, but he’s not in the lineup for San Francisco. It’s hardly the unexpected outcome, but still a big loss for a 49ers team that hasn’t played without Rogers in the last three years.

Tarell Brown and Trumaine Brock will start at cornerback for the 49ers. Eric Wright, who was also listed as questionable because of a hamstring injury, is active and will likely fill Rogers’ slot duties when the Niners have all three corners on the field. Tight end Derek Carrier, linebacker Nick Moody, guard Ryan Seymour, defensive tackle Quinton Dial, guard Joe Looney and wide receiver Jon Baldwin are also inactive for the 49ers.

The Packers ruled out linebacker Clay Matthews long before Sunday and he’s joined on the inactive list by wide receiver Chris Harper, quarterback Scott Tolzien, cornerback Jumal Rolle, linebacker Nate Palmer, guard Lane Taylor and offensive lineman J.C. Tretter.