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Blog: Davis looking to contribute at TE (or the ‘H’)

Georgia was hit with injuries at every offensive skill position last season.

There were season-ending ACL injuries to receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley, tailback Keith Marshall and quarterback Aaron Murray.

Tight end wasn’t immune to the walking wounded.

Jay Rome missed the final four games with a right foot injury and didn’t practice this spring after offseason surgery.

With Arthur Lynch now in the NFL, redshirt freshman Jordan Davis from Thomson has a chance to gain playing time at the position after sustaining a knee injury this spring that he called “a partial LCL tear.”

He said he’s 100 percent now and not limited. Georgia opens preseason practices on Aug. 1.

“Heading into August, I’m just looking to pick back off where I left off,” the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Davis said. “I’m pretty confident I’m learning the playbook pretty well and I just need to get back to my normal self. …I’m pretty sure they’ll need me to contribute a little. Depth is always good.”

Going along the lines of offensive coordinator Mike Bobo’s plan to use Quayvon Hicks as an H-back after the fullback worked at tight end this spring, Georgia doesn’t list the tight end position on its depth chart.

It’s simply the “H” now.

The scholarship players at the position are Rome, Davis, Hicks and freshman Jeb Blazevich. Freshman Hunter Atkinson left the team early this summer.

Blazevich is “young, but he’s catching on pretty fast,” Davis said of the highly-regarded Charlotte, N.C., product.