The injuries in the secondary are the obvious big concern less than two weeks from the Clemson game, but the receiver corps is banged up, too.
On a day safety Tray Matthews was out, there were four receivers practicing today in non-contact jerseys for today’s full pads practice.
Malcolm Mitchell, the team’s top receiver, wasn’t at practice at all. Update: Georgia lists him as out with of practice with “knee swelling.”
The receivers in non-contact: Chris Conley (shoulder), Rantavious Wooten (hamstring), Reggie Davis (knee) and Rhett McGowan (ankle).
Matthews has dealt with hamstring and shoulder injuries. He’s practice in non-contact jerseys some days, but he wasn’t out there at all today. Not sure if he’s had a setback or not. Cornerback Sheldon Dawson is still practicing in non-contact with a shoulder injury. Linebacker Tim Kimbrough (knee) is also in non-contact.
OK, now for some videos.
Here is defensive coordinator Todd Grantham working with the outside linebackers:
And here are the safeties (minus injured Matthews)”
Now, more injury updates.
Nose guard Chris Mayes was practicing in a non-contact jersey. That’s a sign he’s getting closer to returning from a concussion.
And offensive left tackle Kenarious Gates was back after being out Friday with a strained neck. Safety Shaquille Fluker (lumbar strain) was in non-contact.
As far as position battles, Christian LeMay went third ahead of Brice Ramsey at quarterback. J.J. Green continues to run at No. 3 tailback ahead of Brendan Douglas, but they could be used situationally behind Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.
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