Thursday, January 16, 2014
Every 49ers player practices
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- All 53 San Francisco 49ers practiced Thursday as they close in on preparations for Sunday's NFC Championship game at Seattle.
Pro Bowl linebacker Ahmad Brooks appears to be on track to play Sunday. He missed Wednesday's practice with what he said was a "severe head cold." However, he practiced fully Thursday. Barring a setback, Brooks should be fine.
Cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and fullback Will Tukuafu (knee) remained on track to play as they were limited for a second straight day. Barring setbacks, they too should be ready to play Sunday.
Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio wouldn't say how much Rogers, who hasn't played since Week 17, would play. Perish Cox has done a nice job since taking over for him.
"We’re hoping that he can get 100 percent healthy," Fangio said of Rogers. "And then we'll see exactly what his role will be at that point."