After missing the last four games due to a marijuana-related arrest, Natrez Patrick is due to appear back on the playing field for Georgia this week. But his starting spot isn’t necessarily guaranteed.
“His discipline, we handled it internally like it always is,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “He’s been practicing with us the last couple weeks. He’ll continue to practice with us, and that competition will continue to go on.”
Patrick was arrested in early October, and since that was his second marijuana-related offense in his time at Georgia, the arrest translated to a four-game suspension, according to Georgia’s policies. Patrick missed the games against Vanderbilt, Missouri, Florida and South Carolina, and during practice in that time, Patrick worked with the scout team.
“He did a great job with the demonstration squad and he’s hungry,” inside linebacker Reggie Carter said. “He’s ready to get back out there.”
While Patrick was out, Carter helped fill the void at that position, but Carter also missed some time due to a concussion. Carter left the Tennessee game early and then did not