SANTA CLARA -- Candlestick Park's natural grass is thin but shouldn't be a problem for Saturday's playoff game between the 49ers and Green Bay Packers, according to 49ers long snapper Brian Jennings.

Jennings saw the field conditions up close Monday during kicker Billy Cundiff's workout there.

"There's not a lot of grass on the field but the footing is good," said Jennings, who's called Candlestick his home field since joining the 49ers in 2000.

Candlestick got a new layer of natural grass last month, and Jennings believed the field may have been covered during recent rain storms.

"The grass is a little thin," Jennings said. "It shouldn't be a factor, it shouldn't be an issue."

Coach Jim Harbaugh said he's been informed by general manager Trent Baalke that the field should be OK.

Concerns over the field's condition arose after pictures emerged on Facebook of Cundiff's Monday workout. A poor surface accompanied the Washington Redskins' home loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the wild-card round.

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