Seahawks defensive back Jeron Johnson was forced out of Friday's preseason game against the Bears with a foot injury. He left the game in the second half and taken back to the locker room for further evaluation, ruling him out for the remainder of the game.
In an interview with 710 AM ESPN Radio in Seattle, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that cornerback Byron Maxwell and center Max Unger both have a chance to play Week 9 against the Raiders, per the Everett Herald on Monday. Maxwell missed missed the last two games with a calf injury, while Unger has been sideliened the previous three games with a foot injury.
Seahawks starting tight end Zach Miller, who had ankle surgery following the Week 3 win over Denver, won't return this week and will be sidelined "a while," coach Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times. Replacement Luke Willson caught a late 23-yard touchdown Sunday to lift Seattle over Carolina.
Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended for the next 10 games by the league, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He had already been suspended for four games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.