Georgia linebackers Roquan Smith and Natrez Patrick were at full go at practice Tuesday three days after being involved in an off-the-field incident hours after the Bulldogs’ game against Vanderbilt.
Smith and Patrick were cited in a campus incident report Saturday after police were called to Patrick’s dorm room due to suspicion for possessing marijuana. While the officer did smell marijuana in the room, there wasn’t marijuana of testable quantity and neither Patrick nor Smith were arrested. Patrick and Smith lead the team in tackles with 42 and 39, respectively.
The team has not released a statement regarding the incident.
Two Georgia players appeared in black, non-contact jerseys Tuesday. Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, who leads the team in receptions, receiving yards and total touchdown receptions, wore a black jersey but went through drills with the other receivers. Inside linebacker Rashad Roundtree was also limited during the session. Roundtree has appeared in six games for the Bulldogs.
Elsewhere, defensive back Deandre Baker spent the open session sprinting off to the side of practice and working with trainers. Baker arrived in Sanford Stadium prior to Saturday’s loss to Vanderbilt with a boot on his right leg and did not play in the game. The sophomore started for the Bulldogs against Missouri and South Carolina and has recorded 13 tackles and one forced fumble through seven games.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart mentioned three players switching positions Monday, and that was the case at practice.
Former receiver Shakenneth Williams ran through drills with the defensive backs, while running back Tae Crowder was working with the inside linebackers. Michael Barnett was the only of these players wearing a new number, as the former defensive end sported No. 52 as he took reps at left tackle. Williams, Barnett, and Crowder have yet to appear in a game for the Bulldogs in 2016.