Georgia football 2022 fall camp: Live updates, injury news, position battles

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Georgia tight end Brock Bowers (19) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia football will spend Sunday recovering from the first scrimmage of the fall. Below you can find the latest practice updates, injury news as well key position battles to know.

The Bulldogs enter the season as the reigning national champions, going 14-1 last season. While Georgia has a number of key defenders to replace, the Bulldogs should have one of the best offenses in the country.

Georgia football 2022 fall camp live updates

Aug 14, 1 p.m.: The Bulldogs completed their first scrimmage on Saturday, with the offense getting the better of the defense.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart says that is to be expected at this time of year. Especially with the Bulldogs having so much experience on offense and turnover on the defensive side of the ball.

Smart also provided an update on how some of the special teams battles are shaping up for the Bulldogs. Kearis Jackson and Kenny McIntosh are working as the kickoff returners, while Jackson, Ladd McConkey, Dominick Blaylock and Mekhi Mews are working as punt returners.

“Those four are all back there competing for it,” Smart said. “We will run the one back there who can give us the best chance to win. That might be return for a touchdown, that might be catch every fair catch. It is whatever it takes to win.”

Brett Thorson and Noah Jones are both competing for the punting job, but Smart made sure to note that neither is what Jake Camarda was in recent seasons for the Bulldogs. The former Ray Guy finalist was taken in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Smart also noted that freshmen Malaki Starks, Darris Smith, Oscar Delp and Branson Robinson are all gaining valuable reps while working on various units.

We also have some pictures from the first scrimmage. Georgia will return to the practice field on Monday. The Bulldogs will have their second scrimmage next Saturday, with the first game against Oregon just three weeks away.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia quarterback Brock Vandagriff (12) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh (6) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia defensive back Christopher Smith (29) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (5) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia co-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh (6) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Jefferson (94) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia offensive lineman Jared Wilson (55) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh (6) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia defensive backs coach Fran Brown during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia running back Daijun Edwards (30) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia punter Brett Thorson (99) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia inside linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson (10) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia placekicker Jared Zirkel (99) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia wide receiver Kearis Jackson (10) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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Georgia offensive lineman Broderick Jones (59) during a preseason scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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