Mitchell, coming off arthroscopic knee surgery, wasn’t seen during the portion of practice open to the media.
“We miss them,” Richt said. “When you lose those two guys, it makes it tougher. Now it’s time for some other guys to rise to the occasion.”
Scott-Wesley’s health isn’t the only issue that could affect his availability. Richt hasn’t said that he’s off suspension for a marijuana arrest last fall while he was out for the season injured.
Wide receiver Jonathon Rumph didn’t practice Monday for what Richt called “a hamstring issue.”
Wide receiver Chris Conley (shoulder) continues to practice in a non-contact jersey but is expected to play Saturday.
As expected, left tackle John Theus returned to practice Monday with the starters on the offensive line. Richt said last week he had an ankle injury.