Georgia football injury report: WR Tyler Simmons out, Cade Mays expected to start at RG

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Tyler Simmons will not be available for Georgia against Tennessee.

ATHENS — Georgia football has sustained its share of bumps and bruises through four games, which will affect the starting lineup for the Tennessee game.

The No. 2-ranked Bulldogs are starting their third different offensive line combination in five games. Starting right guard Ben Cleveland (leg) is expected to be out a minimum of four weeks with the injury he sustained at Missouri. Freshman Cade Mays was taking first-team reps at right guard in warm-ups and is expected to start in Cleveland’s place.

Starting receiver Tyler Simmons (shoulder) is also out. He is not dressed after missing the first two days of practice this week, and Smart knew it wasn’t likely he would suit up for the Tennessee game at Sanford Stadium (TV: CBS, Radio: WSB 750 AM, 95.5 FM).

Inside linebacker Monty Rice (knee) is dressed and is probable.

“He’s practiced every day but he did last week; he’s definitely moving around better,” Smart said earlier this week. “I certainly hope he plays. He’s physical. We need him, he brings a mentality and toughness to our defense that we need. He strikes people. Just hope he plays because we have depth problems when he doesn’t.”

Defensive back Divaad Wilson is dressed, and Kirby Smart has indicated he could return sooner than later this season.

“He’s doing some good things, he’s out there practicing,” Smart said on Tuesday. “He’s out there running around, moving, he’s competitive, he’s on scout team, just trying to build back his confidence. But I’m not sure when he’ll be cleared for live contact and tackle.”

Georgia football injury report

RB D’Andre Swift (groin), probable

CB Tyson Campbell (shoulder), probable

LB Monty Rice (knee), probable

OT Andrew Thomas (ankle), probable

TE Jackson Harris (foot), probable

DB Divaad Wilson (knee), doubtful

WR Tyler Simmons (shoulder) out

OG Ben Cleveland (leg), out

DB Tray Bishop (internal team issue), out 

DE Justin Young (unknown), out

RB Zamir White (knee), out for season

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