Cornerback Carlos Rogers will play Sunday in the NFC Championship game as the 49ers' nickel back, he said Thursday evening on his KNBR radio show.

Rogers returned to practice this week after missing two games with a right hamstring strain. As expected, Tramaine Brock and Tarell Brown will remain as the 49ers' cornerbacks, according to Rogers. Perrish Cox served as the 49ers' nickel back -- covering the slot receiver -- in the first two playoff games.