Week 9 Final Injury Report: Jeremy Chinn questionable for Sunday's game

Jeremy Chinn

CHARLOTTE — Rookie safety Jeremy Chinn (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Chinn was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday after he did not participate on Wednesday. If Chinn is unavailable, the Panthers will turn to multiple players to fill his extensive role on defense.

"(W) e're just going to have to be smart with all the different things that Jeremy has done for us and utilize the people on our roster," defensive coordinator Phil Snow said Thursday. "We have some people that will fill in real well."

Still, Snow acknowledged Chinn's absence would also change some of his defensive calls.

"There's things he can do that you rely on that you may not be able to do if he doesn't play," Snow said.

Left tackle Russell Okung (calf) was initially listed as doubtful for Week 9, however, he was officially downgraded to out on Saturday. Head coach Matt Rhule expects to use a rotation at the position, with Trent Scott, Greg Little, and Dennis Daley potentially taking reps.

"We have enough guys who can go in and play left tackle to be successful," Rhule said Thursday.

Rhule also anticipates the Panthers activating running back Christian McCaffrey to the 53-man roster this weekend. McCaffrey's snap count is to be determined.

"He's practiced well," Rhule said. "If you know Christian, he wants to go."

Defensive tackle Zach Kerr (toe) and defensive end Marquis Haynes (shoulder) are also questionable for Sunday's game.

You can view the full injury report heading into Sunday's game below.

Carolina Panthers
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
Earning PFWA All-Rookie honors in 2020, Jeremy Chinn became the fifth NFL player and first rookie with at least 100 tackles, two defensive touchdowns, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one tackle for loss in a season since 2000.
Jeremy Chinn
Knee Questionable
Kerr played in 13 games with four starts for the Panthers in 2020, tallying 32 tackles and 2.0 sacks.
Zach Kerr
Toe Questionable
Okung battled injuries throughout 2020 in Carolina, starting just seven games at left tackle.
Russell Okung
Calf Out
Haynes played in 15 games in 2020, ranking third on the team with 4.0 sacks while tying for the team lead with two fumble recoveries.
Marquis Haynes
Shoulder Questionable

Carolina is 2-4 all-time in six meetings with Kansas City through the years.

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