Coach Mike McCoy said early in the week that Mathews' ankle sprain would be on the same practice regiment as previous weeks. As we discovered Friday, that's not the case.
Mathews went the entire week without practicing. He's officially listed as "questionable" for Sunday's game at Denver.
"My mindset is still the same," Mathews said, via U-T San Diego. "I'm just trying to do whatever I can to help this team. The more rest you get, the better everything gets. But it's only a week (of rest). So, I'm just trying to do what I can."
Here are the rest of the divisional round injury updates:
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- 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) would have to practice at some point this week to play in Sunday's game. Rogers is questionable to play after missing practice again Friday. "I don't know what the percentage would be," coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday, "but suppose there's a chance."
- Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (foot) has been ruled out. Fellow rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) are questionable. Without Dobson and Thompkins, New England wouldn't have a deep threat to take advantage of the Colts' propensity to surrender big plays down the field.