Tight end John Carlson will not play for the Seahawks in today’s game against the Panthers at Qwest Field. Carlson aggravated a hip flexor during practice Wednesday and sat out Thursday and Friday. Chris Baker will start for him.
Also, nose tackle Colin Cole is not ready to return from the sprained ankle that also sidelined him for the past four games. Coach Pete Carroll is hopeful that Cole will be able to play in next week’s game against the 49ers in San Francisco. Junior Siavii will continue to start for Cole.
But leading receiver Mike Williams is active, after sitting out last week’s game because of a strained left foot.
The following players also are inactive for the Seahawks:
OG Chester Pitts (ankle)
DE Clifton Geathers
OT Will Robinson
WR Ruvell Martin
DT Amon Gordon
3rd QB: J.P. Losman