Carolina Panthers starting center Ryan Kalil has been ruled inactive for a second consecutive game, a source confirmed on Sunday.
Backup Gino Gradkowski will start in Kalil’s place against the Kansas City Chiefs, making his second as a Panther. Gradkowski also was either limited or did not practice this week with a knee injury.
Another option at center is third-stringer Chris Scott, who can play each position on the line.
Running back Cameron Artis-Payne, safety Colin Jones, linebacker Shaq Thompson, left tackle Michael Oher, defensive tackle Kyle Love and tight end Chris Manhertz are also inactive for the Panthers.
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For Kansas City, receiver Jeremy Maclin, corner D.J. White, defensive lineman Jaye Howard, linebacker Justin Houston, running back Bishop Sankey and offensive lineman Mike Person are all inactive.