The San Francisco 49ers have listed cornerback Tramaine Brock as questionable for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, as he continues his return from turf toe. He injured the toe in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys, and then was
I missed this on Thursday, but as A Manimal pointed out, Vic Fangio seemed somewhat optimistic Brock might play on Sunday. He played three weeks ago against Denver, but then sat out against St. Louis. He was limited in practice this week, and Fangio said the team would hopefully get him in the mix in the sub packages. He was asked about Brock's status, and whether he had suffered a setback with his toe:
"No, I don't think he really suffered a setback. As you know, he played in the Denver game and would've preferred playing him part time that game, but then because of the situation had to play him full time. He looked like a guy that was rusty. A guy that hadn't played in a long time and didn't play as well as he's capable of playing. Had a little minor setback last week but just wasn't ready and gave it one more week. And hopefully this week, we'll get him in there in the mix and not have to play full time."
The 49ers wanted to get him in more as a sub against Denver, but injuries precluded that. Other than Brock, the cornerbacks are all healthy. Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver would start outside, with Jimmie Ward in at nickel. A healthy Brock would likely be getting time in the dime alongside Dontae Johnson, but we would see some kind of rotation. Fangio has said once everybody is healthy there would be some kind of rotation, but he did not go into detail. Sunday against the Saints, we might start to see what it entails.