One of the storylines we were following with the 49ers last week was the status of cornerback Carlos Rogers’ hamstring.
Rogers injured the hamstring in Week 17, missed all week of practice and wound up on the sideline for last Sunday’s 23-20 victory over the Packers in Green Bay. Things haven’t changed much on Wednesday.
Multiple reporters who watched the portion of 49ers practice open to the media report that Rogers was not taking part in the session with his teammates. Rogers was working out on an elliptical machine while the rest of the team did drills on the field, which means that there’s still plenty of doubt about his ability to play against Carolina. Cornerback Eric Wright, who played only on special teams last Sunday after being listed as questionable with his own hamstring injury, was on the field.
Defensive tackle Justin Smith, center Jonathan Goodwin and defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs also missed practice. Smith and Goodwin typically rest on Wednesdays while Dobbs is nursing a knee injury suffered against the Packers.