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Kirby Smart talks with Bryan McClendon During Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia football 2022 spring practice live updates, injury news and key position battles

Georgia football has now completed its first 10 practices of the spring. The final practice doubling as the annual G-Day scrimmage on April 16 in Sanford Stadium. Below you can find live updates, injury news and the latest on some of the key position battles for Georgia.

The Bulldogs are the defending National Champions but they have a number of key players to replace. Georgia will also welcome 19 early enrollees to the fold, as they will go through their first set of Georgia practices.

Georgia football 2022 spring practice live updates

9 p.m. April 5 update: The Bulldogs have now completed their first 10 practices of the spring, officially completing two-thirds of their allotted practices.

Georgia returned to the field after a physical scrimmage on Saturday. While Smart didn’t give too much away on what he saw, he did note that Saturday was a big day for the 19 early enrollees for Georgia.

The Bulldogs had most of their signing class arrive in January, which meant that this past Saturday was the first time they got to put on the pads inside Sanford Stadium. It was a big moment for the group, even if they weren’t executing at a veteran level.

“It was a little bit of anxiety for those guys because it was the first time in the stadium and the first time going live,” Smart said. “We built it up just for that reason because they, sure enough, are going to have anxiety in the fall when we play Oregon. We want to build that up, simulate that, and see how they respond to it.

“The more times you get to that crescendo, the less negative effect it has. So, I thought those guys battled through, made some mistakes, and hopefully we’ll see a jump this week.”

The school shared some photos from Tuesday’s practice, which was held mostly indoors due to poor weather in the Athens area. Georgia was in full pads though, as there are no days off this spring.

Kendall Milton carries the ball during Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Ladd McConkey hauls in a pass during Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia wide receiver Kearis Jackson during Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Jalen Carter tackles Daijun Edwards suring Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Bryan McClendon leads a drill during Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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AD Mitchell hauls in a pass over Daylen Everette during Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint looks to catch a pass during Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Stetson Bennett drops back to pass during Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Jalen Carter During Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Kirby Smart talks with Bryan McClendon During Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon during Georgia’s practice session in the William Porter Payne and Porter Otis Payne Indoor Athletic Facility in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
Tony Walsh, UGA Sports Communication

We also got a chance to hear from Ladd McConkey, Jalen Carter and Jack Podlesny after Georgia’s 10th practice this spring. The Bulldogs return to practice on Thursday, before holding another scrimmage on Saturday.

The final practice of the spring will be G-Day, which is set for a 1 p.m. start time. ESPN2 will broadcast the practice.

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