ATHENS — Two of Georgia’s wide receivers remain out of action at practice, one of them not even present. And a much-discussed player at another position is seeing time at receiver.
Mecole Hardman was taking passes during part of the media viewing period of Saturday’s practice. This was just while quarterbacks were throwing to receivers. Hardman ran back over to the defensive backs after a few minutes.
Riley Ridley, meanwhile, continues to be absent from practice. He has not been seen during the media viewing periods of Georgia’s first three spring practices. There is no known injury for the sophomore, who is facing discipline for a marijuana arrest earlier this month, but that discipline usually doesn’t involve missing practices.
Shakenneth Williams, another receiver, continues to be out of uniform, acting as a student coach, as he has all week. Williams, who will be a senior this year, has not seen much action the past three seasons. There also has been no word on any injury or his status.
A few other notes from Georgia’s practice Saturday, receiver and otherwise:
- Hutson Mason, the former Georgia starting quarterback, was participating in practice as a designated thrower, acting in the same role that Brice Ramsey had earlier in the week. Because the team’s quarterback depth is down, it has only three active quarterbacks in uniform: Jacob Eason, Jake Fromm and Sam Vaughn.
- Junior LB Roquan Smith was dressed out and in shoulder pads, though he continues to run on the side with defensive lineman Trent Thompson (out after shoulder surgery and a medical issue). Smith has been dealing with a torn pectoral muscle.
- Receiver Jayson Stanley has looked good while the media is out there, catching passes and otherwise.
- This was the team’s first full-pads practice of the spring.
- The media viewing period was two periods early in practice, back to the normal amount.