CHARLOTTE – Left tackle Matt Kalil has been placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury.
Kalil experienced knee soreness during training camp but played in the first two preseason games. A few days after the second game against the Dolphins, Kalil consulted with Dr. James Andrews in Florida and underwent an arthroscopic procedure.
In order to make Kalil eligible to return after eight games, the Panthers kept him on the active roster until after 4 p.m. Sunday. Players placed on IR prior to that time can not come back this season.
"We're putting Matt on injured reserve to give him time to fully rehab the knee," general manager Marty Hurney said. "We decided to make the move now so he's eligible to come back after eight games."
With Kalil sidelined, Taylor Moton will continue to work as the starting left tackle. Daryl Williams, the starting right tackle who suffered a knee injury during camp, is "ahead of schedule" and could be available for Week 1.
The Panthers filled the open roster spot by signing cornerback Lorenzo Doss, who was with the team throughout the spring and the preseason.