San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers is still one of the better slot corners in the game even at the age of 32, and he’ll be tasked with helping to restrict Russell Wilson’s options in the passing game and could also chip in as a nickel blitzer and run defender against the great Marshawn Lynch. Rogers missed the 49ers first two playoff games, but the defense definitely held up well thanks to some more fantastic play from one of the league’s most dominant front sevens. Perrish Cox also did better than expected in the slot, but it’s clear that getting Rogers back will be an upgrade for the Niners on pass defense.
Rogers returned to the practice field on Wednesday and immediately looked like a “go” to play against the Seattle Seahawks this week, but there were rumors that Rogers would get his snaps limited in his first game back. It doesn’t seem like that will be the case, since Rogers practiced for the third straight time yesterday and showed further improvement on the hamstring he injured in Week 17.
According to the San Jose Mercury News’s Cam Inman, Rogers participated in every drill at practice on Friday and had no issues, thus confirming that he will be out there against the Seahawks tomorrow. That was never in doubt, but the fact that he had such a great practice session indicates that the 49ers won’t limit him at all (unless if something pops up during the game).