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CB Carlos Rogers resumed practicing Wednesday for the first time in over two weeks after sustaining a right hamstring staring in the Week 17 win over the Arizona Cardinals. He hopes to play Sunday, but will have to re-earn his starting job after the defense has played so well in its first two playoff games.

CB Perrish Cox has gotten time as the team's nickel corner with Carlos Rogers shelved. Rogers usually starts opposite Tramaine Brock in base situations and moves to the slot in three-wide receiver situations.

FB Will Tukuafu practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday after suffering a left knee injury after just three snaps in the 23-10 win over Carolina Sunday. "I'm preparing to play. I'm here, you know what I mean? So if I wasn't going to play, I wouldn't be here," Tukuafu said, declining to offer specifics of his injury, including the results of his MRI from Monday. Tukuafu, a 290-pound converted defensive lineman, made his first career reception in the right flat during the first quarter Sunday, but had his left leg rolled up on by Captain Munnerlyn. He did not return to the game. His status is day-to-day.

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