ATHENS — Georgia football was touching most all the bases during the media viewing portion of practice on Monday.
Coach Kirby Smart had his quarterbacks and receivers working on fade routes, likely in anticipation of Tennessee playing press coverage when the teams meet at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Neyland Stadium.
Smart has said he’s looking for ways to make teams pay for crowding the line of scrimmage.
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs also had their tight ends working on open-field blocking, likely to shore up some breakdowns in the perimeter blocking game. The running backs, meanwhile, went through the gauntlet training apparatus to work on ball security.
Georgia cornerback Eric Stokes (knee) was back on the field after not practicing last week, and so was defensive end David Marshall. Stokes appeared to be 100 percent, while Marshall was going through drills with a brace on his left ankle/foot.
Marshall was limited to 11 snaps against Notre Dame on Sept. 21 due to soreness after suffering a Lisfranc injury last season.
Cornerback Tyson Campbell and offensive guard Solomon Kindley were not present during the media viewing portion of Monday’s practice
Smart said earlier in the day he thought Kindley, who suffered an ankle injury against Notre Dame, would be a go for practice.
“Solomon we expect to be able to go out today and do some work,” Smart said at his Monday press conference. “We think he’s going to be cleared to play, but we just don’t know if he’s going to be able to or not. It’s going to depend on how many reps he can get (Monday) and (Tuesday).”
Campbell suffered a foot injury in the first half of the Arkansas State game on Sept. 14 and hasn’t seen action since.
“Tyson (Campbell) is still limited a little bit,” Smart said, “hoping to get him back before the end of the week. He’s recovering quickly.”
Receiver Kearis Jackson no longer had the hand he broken on Aug. 31 heavily wrapped and was wearing a small brace. Smart said he expects the redshirt freshman to pay against the Vols.
“Kearis (Jackson) is cleared to play, he’s going to be able to play,” Smart said. “We think he’s going to be able to go out and do a good job for us. He practiced last week. Like I said, he’s been practicing all long. It’s never gone away with his situation.
“He’s just going to have a different brace on, a different splint on, but we think he’s going to be good to go.”
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