ATHENS — The significance of it remains to be seen, but Kendall Baker was getting some first-team reps at right guard during Georgia’s practice on Tuesday.
Baker is a junior who has yet to see significant action in his career, but has earned some buzz this preseason for his practice performance. Baker has worked at second-team right guard the past few weeks, and head coach Kirby Smart said recently that Baker was the team’s third guard.
That was after first-teamers Pat Allen and Solomon Kindley, the latter of whom has seemed entrenched. So it may be that Baker getting those first-team reps at right guard was about preparing for some playing time, though not necessarily starting.
Senior Dyshon Sims was getting snaps with the second team at right guard. Kindley sat out a drill during the media viewing period, but he was in uniform and a helmet.
The rest of the first team was as it’s been lately: Isaiah Wynn and Andrew Thomas at the tackles, Allen at left guard and Lamont Gaillard at center.
A few other notes from the seven-minute media viewing period.
- The quarterbacks were throwing with wet footballs, as the team prepares for possible wet conditions in Saturday’s game against Appalachian State.
- Freshman receiver J.J. Holloman, who has dealt with the lingering effects of a hamstring injury, once again was stretching out on the side during one drill, but also did some routes against air.
- Freshman guard Netori Johnson appeared to be working with the scout team.
- As expected, Chauncey Manac was not seen at practice. His aunt said earlier in the day that Manac was transferring.
- Scouts for the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets were at practice, and both were watching the outside linebackers for a few minutes.