Leonard Floyd’s absence from practice didn’t last too long.
After missing Tuesday’s practice due to a shoulder discomfort, Floyd was able to get back on the field with his teammates Wednesday. He was able to participate in contact but was possibly limited. The Athens Banner-Herald reported early Wednesday afternoon that Floyd received a precautionary MRI on the shoulder and results came back negative.
Inside linebacker Tim Kimbrough, however, wasn’t as fortunate. Kimbrough missed his second consecutive practice with an undisclosed injury. Richt said Kimbrough will be “fine” but declined to talk about any specific injuries.
Freshman receiver Terry Godwin returned to the field following a minor shoulder injury that kept him at least two consecutive practices.
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Godwin was seen at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall on Monday in a protective sling but was participating in practice in a green non-contact jersey just two days later.
Godwin is expected to receive some playing time as a true freshman. He’s been running primarily with the second team since the beginning of preseason practice. Sophomore receiver Isaiah McKenzie is still on the mend with a hamstring pull, one that Richt previously said wasn’t that serious.
Richt said he didn’t want to talk about any specific receivers but that he had five in mind that are close to game-ready. In the next pack of five, Richt said he’s hoping two or three receivers move up to the first group.
“Some of that has to do with inexperience, some of it has to do with learning some of the new things we’re doing,” Richt said. “We’d like to have eight guys, nine guys ready to go every game. I don’t think we’re quite there yet.”