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Inactives: Eddy Piñeiro down, Matthew Wright to kick today

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CHARLOTTE — It's official now: the Panthers will have a different kicker this week. 

The team will use practice squad elevation Matthew Wright in the season finale against the Buccaneers since Eddy Piñeiro is inactive this week. 

Piñeiro wasn't able to kick last week when his hamstring tightened up during pregame warmups, which led linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill to kickoff. They were shut out for the first time since 2002, so they didn't need punter Johnny Hekker for field goals of extra points. 

Wright was with the Panthers during the preseason when Piñeiro was dealing with a minor groin injury and hit two field goals (from 37 and 53). In his career, he's 40-of-46 (87.0 percent) on field goals. 

Also inactive for the Panthers for the finale are cornerback Shaquill Griffin, offensive linemen Cade Mays, Ricky Lee, and Ilm Manning, wide receiver Mike Strachan, and outside linebacker Marquis Haynes Sr..

Haynes suffered a concussion last week and remains in the protocol. 

The Panthers will have cornerback Jaycee Horn active this week, and he's expected to play.

The veteran cornerback was active but didn't play last week after a toe injury began to bother him more after the team submitted its inactive list. 

With Mays out, Nash Jensen and Gabe Jackson are expected to start at guard. They have J.D. DiRenzo and Deonte Brown up as reserves. 

The Panthers have played seven different left guards and eight different right guards this season.

K Eddy Piñeiro
CB Shaquill Griffin
T Ricky Lee
G Cade Mays
G Ilm Manning
WR Mike Strachan
OLB Marquis Haynes

View photos of the Panthers arriving to Bank of America Stadium for their final game of the season.

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