CHARLOTTE — Safety Jeremy Chinn is inactive for Carolina's Week 9 matchup at Kansas City.
A knee injury kept the rookie out of Wednesday's practice, and he was limited on Thursday and Friday. He was questionable headed into Sunday, but the Panthers ultimately determined he's unable to play in the matchup against the Chiefs.
With Chinn out, Carolina will turn to multiple players to fill his role since he plays all over in the defensive scheme.
"We'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. "And we have some people that will fill in real well."
Adarius Taylor will start in Chinn's place at weakside linebacker.
Defensive tackle Zach Kerr (toe) and defensive end Marquis Haynes Sr. (shoulder) are both active for the game after entering Sunday as questionable.
With Russell Okung out, Dennis Daley will start at left tackle. Head coach Matt Rhule said there will be a rotation at the position, so Trent Scott or Greg Little will likely receive snaps during the game.
Running back Christian McCaffrey is officially active and will start for the first time since Week 2. Backup Mike Davis is still expected to receive significant playing time.
Will Grier will be Carolina's backup quarterback for the first time since Week 5. PJ Walker served in the role the past three games and is inactive.
You can check out the full list Panthers' inactives below:
- QB PJ Walker
- WR Marken Michel
- S Jeremy Chinn
- S Sean Chandler
- OL Michael Schofield
- LT Russell Okung
- DT Bruce Hector
- WR Sammy Watkins
- S Tedric Thompson
- LB Darius Harris
- DE Demone Harris
- OT Mitchell Schwartz
- TE Ricky Seals-Jones
- DT Khalen Saunders
View photos of the Panthers arriving for today's game at Kansas City in Week 9.