The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks released their first practice participation reports of the week, which means we have some information to start deducing a few things.
Carlos Rogers returned to practice for the first time since Week 17. He sat out the last two weeks of practice and games with a hamstring strain, and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said he would need to return to practice in order to play. On Tuesday, Rogers said he was on track to play on Sunday, barring a setback. This is a step in the right direction, so we'll see if he does suffer any setbacks.
Percy Harvin sat out practice for the Seahawks. He is in the middle of the NFL's concussion protocol, so this is a week-long process. He cannot get final clearance until this weekend, so we need to wait and see if he gets back to practice in the next couple days. Pete Carroll seemed optimistic about his chances of returning, but concussions symptoms can be tricky over the course of a week.
Will Tukuafu was limited at practice, but considering how bad his knee injury looked on Sunday, that's a pretty big deal. If he can get through three days of practice, I have to think he'll give it a go on Sunday. And I think we want him to go, just because it presents the chance we see this again:
49ers injury report
Did not participate: LB Ahmad Brooks (illness), DE Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder), C Jonathan Goodwin (foot), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
Limited participation: CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring), FB Will Tukuafu (knee)
Full participation: LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), WR Michael Crabtree (wrist), RB Frank Gore (knee), LB Dan Skuta (foot)
Seahawks injury report
Did not participate: WR Percy Harvin (concussion), DT Jordan Hill (groin), RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related)
Limited participation: LB K.J. Wright (foot)