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San Francisco 49ers Will Tukuafu leaves the field after being injured against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of a divisional playoff NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C.

49ers pregame: Carlos Rogers, Will Tukuafu to play

Published: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 - 2:22 pm
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 - 9:08 pm

A couple of injured 49ers, cornerback Carlos Rogers and fullback Will Tukuafu, are in uniform and will play today for the 49ers. Rogers is listed as a starter at cornerback but has said that he'll play nickel cornerback today. If that's the case, Tarell Brown and Tramaine Brock will start on the outside - as has been the case in the 49ers' first two playoff games - and Rogers will enter when the Seahawks go to three wide receivers.

Cornerback Eric Wright, who lost the nickel job to Perrish Cox before the Green Bay game two weeks ago, is among the 49ers who are inactive for today's game.

Tukuafu, meanwhile, sprained his left knee after being dragged down from behind on the 49ers' opening drive a week ago. He left the game and did not return. But he practiced on a limited basis throughout the week while wearing a brace on his knee. Tukuafu had become the 49ers' fullback of choice - over Anthony Dixon - prior to his injury.

Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks missed Wednesday's practice with a head cold. But he practiced on Thursday and Friday, and he will start today.

49ers inactives: CB Eric Wright TE Derek Carrier LB Nick Moody G Ryan Seymour DT Quinton Dial G oe Looney WR Jon Baldwin

Seattle inactives: WR Percy Harvin, RB Christine Michael G Caylin Hauptmann DE Benson Mayowa DT Jordan Hill OL Michael Bowie LB O'Brien Schofield.

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