ATHENS — Jacob Eason and Malkom Parrish went through their second practices Tuesday after missing multiple weeks due to injuries. As far as actually playing in games for Georgia, however, Parrish looks closer.
Eason, who has missed two games with a sprained knee ligament, was throwing well and jogging from drill to drill. But he still appeared to be treating his left knee a bit gingerly at times.
Wearing a brace on his left knee, Eason was able to plant and throw during a “throwing against air” drill, and was on target for almost all his throws during the media viewing period. He also participated in a drill in which the quarterback handed off to the tailback and then took a few steps.
Still, that’s a long way from absorbing contact during a game. And if the pecking order is to be analyzed, it was Jake Fromm and then Brice Ramsey throwing passes, followed by Eason and the other walk-ons.
Parrish, on the other hand, was participating in contact drills during the media period. He hit a blocking sled along with the other cornerbacks, and hit fellow defensive back Aaron Davis during another contact drill.
Parrish has missed Georgia’s first three games with a foot injury. Davis and Deandre Baker, who have started at cornerback in Parrish’s absence, were going first in line, but Parrish was next along with Tyrique McGhee, who started at cornerback in the most recent game, vs. Samford.
Finally, one more note about the offensive line:
Ben Cleveland was working at left guard with the second team. Cleveland has been primarily a right tackle, and backing up starter Andrew Thomas. But the interior line has been a concern for the offensive line.
Kendall Baker has started the past couple games at left guard and remained the first-team left guard on Tuesday. Solomon Kindley, after dealing with a minor ankle injury, took every first-team snap at right guard in the Samford game and remained there on Tuesday.
Georgia was using the indoor facility for at least some of the practice; the offense was inside during the media viewing period while the defense was outside.