ATHENS — It was a beautiful day in Athens Tuesday afternoon, with clear skies and unseasonably warm temperatures reaching into the low 70’s. But the Georgia Bulldogs opted to practice inside. They conducted a full-contact, full-pads, two-hour workout in the the House of Payne (aka, Payne Athletic Facility).
The indoor space didn’t seem to slow down the Bulldogs a bit. When reporters were first allowed in for the 10-minute observation opportunity, freshman quarterback Justin Fields was leading the No. 2 offense down the field in a two-minute drill. And he looked good doing it.
Fields ran the ball once and completed three passes in a row, including a late throw on check-down after all his other targets were covered in the secondary. The drive was well into plus-territory when it abruptly ended due to the expiration of that practice.
Starting quarterback Jake Fromm viewed that drive from the sideline. He’s still wearing a large wrap on his right leg and limping slightly between reps. But there appears to be zero impact on his ability to move and throw. He participated in all drills during the 10-minute observation period.
- There was virtually no change on the injury front from Monday. Offensive line starters Lamont Gaillard (knee) and Cade Mays (shoulder/neck) were working on the side during drills. Sophomore right guard Ben Cleveland (fibula) was practicing, seemingly without limitations.
- There remains no sign of defensive end David Marshall (foot) or nose guard DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle (unknown) among the defensive linemen.
- Mecole Hardman looks to be full speed despite aggravating an ankle injury against Kentucky that he has dealt with for several weeks.
- For what it’s worth, senior Marshall Long is still on the team and practicing. However, the scholarship punter from China Grove, N.C., is behind freshman Jake Camarda and senior walk-on Travis Stratton on the depth chart.