Ahmad Brooks misses practice

Updated: January 16, 2014, 9:03 AM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- While the San Francisco 49ers' two biggest injury question marks practiced Wednesday, a key defender was unexpectedly absent.

Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, a Pro Bowl selection, did not practice because of an illness, the team announced. A source said Brooks' absence does not appear to be serious at this point.

Cornerback Carlos Rogers and fullback Will Tukuafu did practice on a limited basis. It's a sign that, barring a setback, both players should be able ...

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