ATHENS — Georgia cornerback Malkom Parrish, attempting to play after missing the first three games of the season, continues to practice, though he also still doesn’t appear a full-go.
Parrish required surgery on a broken bone in his foot in mid-August. The senior, who started the previous two seasons, is probably the best pure tackler in Georgia’s secondary and would thus be a big help in Saturday’s game against Mississippi State.
During the media viewing period on Wednesday, Parrish did not participate during a contact drill between the receivers and cornerbacks. He was active in another drill, though in between appeared to still be favoring the left foot.
Head coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday night that Parrish has done about “30 to 40 percent of a normal workload.”
“We’ve got him on kind of a pitch count,” Smart said Tuesday. “He had 16 plays (Monday). He had about 30 or 40 plays (Tuesday) and we’ll try to keep increasing that.’’
Meanwhile, quarterback Jacob Eason continues to suit up and throw during practice, though his return still does not seem imminent. Jake Fromm and Brice Ramsey were the first two quarterbacks throwing during a passing drill.
A couple other notes from practice:
- Ben Cleveland, the redshirt freshman, was back at right tackle after getting some reps at left guard during Tuesday’s practice. Cleveland was with the second team, with senior Dyshon Sims also getting some second-team right tackle reps.
- The first-team offensive line remains as it was last week: LT Isaiah Wynn, LG Kendall Baker, C Lamont Gaillard, RG Solomon Kindley, RT Andrew Thomas.
- Junior safety Rashad Roundtree (concussion) has returned to practice in a black non-contact jersey.