Juwuan Briscoe shed the black non-contact jersey and was back in a usual full-contact white one for Wednesday’s practice.
Briscoe has been dealing with a subluxation of the shoulder sustained in a prior practice, which is why he has been limited previously. Briscoe continued to take first team reps in the defensive pursuit drill, as well as individual work, so his availability for the season opener was never really in question.
Now that his shoulder has gotten closer to 100 percent to withstand some contact, Briscoe should be fine barring a setback. Briscoe, who earned one of the Most Improved Player awards during the spring, is expected to start when the season begins.
Running back Elijah Holyfield, who has an ankle sprain, was still out of practice and riding the stationary bike. Head coach Kirby Smart, in a radio appearance on Monday, said Holyfield could return to practice by the end of the week.
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Running back Sony Michel (arm) is still in a black jersey and was doing his usual routine, which was taking hand-offs and catching passes during individual drills. He has progressed to 7-on-7 work, which is a positive sign.
Michel has yet to be cleared for contact in team drills.
Offensive lineman Sam Madden (undisclosed) remained limited in practice and was sporting a black jersey.
Defensive tackle John Atkins (hyperextended knee), safety Quincy Mauger (ankle) and tight end Charlie Woerner (ankle) were all with their position groups Wednesday.