ATHENS — In a decent sign that he’ll be able to play Saturday, Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker was practicing in a regular jersey on Monday.
Baker missed the Vanderbilt game with an ankle sprain. He had the bye week to rehab some more, and was working with a taped-up ankle during the media viewing period of Monday’s practice. The media only saw drills.
Earlier in the day, Kirby Smart indicated Baker’s status was tentative.
“The only update we’ve got is he came back from the weekend and has gotten treatment over the weekend. We’ll find out a lot more today,” Smart said. “Other than he could jog lightly on Thursday. So we’re talking about three days of recovery. We’re expecting him to go out there and do as much as he can. What that’ll be, I’ll find out today.”
A few other notes:
- Michael Barnett was still with the offensive line, after Smart said earlier in the day that it was uncertain whether he’d stay there or go back to his original position on the defensive line.
- Ditto for Shakenneth Williams, who was with the defensive backs. Williams moved over from receiver last week. Smart said earlier in the day that only Tae Crowder’s move (from tailback to inside linebacker) was definite.
- While the quarterbacks warmed up, Brice Ramsey was with the specialists, working on his punting. Just in case anyone had any thoughts of Georgia starting the third-string quarterback against Florida.