Georgia practice report: Bulldogs back to full health

Deandre Baker appears on track to return to the starting lineup.

ATHENS — Deandre Baker looks ready to return after missing one game with an ankle injury. The Georgia sophomore cornerback was working with the first team again at Wednesday’s practice, yet another indication he’ll return to the lineup against Florida on Saturday.

Baker, who has started three games, injured his ankle in the lead-up to the Vanderbilt game and was out for that game.

“He’s full go like he can go as full as he can, but I wouldn’t say that he’s 100 percent,” head coach Kirby Smart said of Baker after Tuesday’s practice. “No. We’re hoping he continues to improve. We’ve GPS monitored him so we don’t run him down. He went from not doing anything to just jumping back in there but I would not say he’s 100 percent but I do think he’s going to be able to play.”

Assuming Baker can play, it would mean that Georgia would have every starter at every position available for the Florida game. There are no known suspensions or injuries to starters.

More updates from practice:

  • The second-team linebackers were Reggie Carter and Juwan Taylor. While converted tailback Tae Crowder has been getting praise for his work at inside linebacker, he doesn’t appear to be close to cracking the two-deep, at least not yet.
  • Aaron Davis continues to be a first team safety, with Quincy Mauger working with the twos. But those two have tended to both play in games.
  • Brice Ramsey was throwing with the quarterbacks during the media viewing period. He’s gone back and forth between throwing and punting during the early periods.
  • A scout from the Baltimore Ravens was watching practice.
  • There was a rare sight of a No. 34 jersey being worn. A scout-team linebacker was wearing it. He did not appear to be as big as Herschel Walker.
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