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Frank Clark will play against Panthers

The Chiefs and the Panthers have released their inactives lists for Sunday’s Week 9 matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released their list of inactive players for Sunday’s Week 9 game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Defensive end Frank Clark — who was listed as questionable on Friday’s final injury report — will play. Defensive tackle Chris Jones spent 24 hours on the team’s Reserve/COVID list this week — apparently after being exposed to an individual infected with the disease — but was cleared to play on Friday. He will also play on Sunday.

Left tackle Mitchell Schwartz and wide receiver Sammy Watkins had already been declared out for the game. Schwartz didn’t practice at all this week; he will miss his third game as he continues to nurse a back injury. Watkins — who suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 6 game against the Buffalo Bills — will miss his fourth. Watkins was limited in practice this week; there’s a good chance he will be ready to play again after the team’s upcoming bye week.

Just as in last week’s game against the New York Jets, defensive tackle Khalen Saunders will be inactive. Safety Tedric Thompson will be inactive for the first time all season.

As we reported on Saturday, wide receiver Gehrig Dieter and offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann both received standard elevations from the practice squad for this game. Both will be available to play on Sunday, but will automatically revert to the practice squad on Monday.

No other Chiefs were given injury designations or missed the team’s last practice of the week; the rest of the inactive players should be considered healthy scratches for the Panthers game.

The Panthers have also released their inactive list for Sunday’s contest.

Left tackle Russell Okung (calf) had been limited in practice during the week and did not practice at all on Friday; he had already been listed as out for the game.

Safety Jeremy Chinn (knee) — listed as questionable after missing practice on Wednesday and being limited on both Thursday and Friday — will not play against the Chiefs. But defensive end Marquis Haynes (shoulder) — who was also listed as questionable after being limited on Friday — will play. The Panthers had also listed defensive tackle Zach Kerr (toe) as questionable, but he had a full practice on Friday and will be available to play.

The remaining Panthers inactives should be considered healthy scratches.