The Carolina Panthers will have to start planning for life without center Ryan Kalil who intends to retire following to conclusion of the 2018 season, according to Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person.

Kalil was limited to just six games due to an neck injury last season but has since been cleared to return to action. Kalil has played in just 14 games over the past two seasons.

“I’m excited about is to actually have an offseason to train because I haven’t had that. I didn’t get that last year and I think that’s part of what contributed to my injury this last season,” Kalil said.

“I didn’t get to start training until right around training camp, like actually football training. I just felt way behind and I didn’t feel as physically ready for the season as I would have liked to have been.”

Kalil will earn will earn $4.5M and count $9.575M against the cap for the Panthers next season.