ATHENS — It appears Jacob Eason will at least make the trip with his Georgia football teammates to Tennessee, though whether he plays remains to be seen. Solomon Kindley, on the other hand, may be less likely to play or be on the trip.
Eason continues to practice and move around well, as he has all week. He also appears to be No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart at practice, behind Jake Fromm, at least in the media viewing period, the last one of the week.
That may mean that Eason is cleared enough to play in an emergency, which would still be a step ahead of where he was for the Mississippi State game. Eason continues to wear a brace over his left knee, where he sprained a ligament in the opener against Appalachian State.
Kindley, Georgia’s starting right guard, was working with the third team during the viewing period, after going with the second team on Tuesday. That may not bode well for his availability for Saturday’s game.
Senior Dyshon Sims was working with the first team at right guard, as he has all week. He replaced Kindley after the injury on Saturday. The second team right guard was Pat Allen, who was the starting left guard when the season began before being replaced by Kendall Baker.
Head coach Kirby Smart said after Tuesday’s practice that Kindley, who sprained his ankle late in the win over Mississippi State, was being held out of first-team work, but they did hope he was able to play.
Smart said earlier on Wednesday that Eason was “improving” and “we certainly hope to have him ready to go.”
Georgia (4-0) was practicing in the indoor facility on Wednesday, this time with the doors closed. A day earlier they were half inside and half outside. While there is no inclement weather in the area, the temperature was supposed to hit the low 90s, and Saturday’s game expected to be in cooler temperatures.