Rome did return to the field, a team spokesman later said, but how much he did and the exact nature of the injury wasn’t provided on a day Georgia wore helmets, shoulder pads and shorts.
There was no word on whether the injury is a significant setback in his return from right foot surgery or simply the redshirt junior deciding to pull himself due to pain. He said a day earlier that Georgia’s staff was allowing him to come out of drills if need be as he works through foot soreness after missing spring practices and the final four games of last season.
Langley 'more natural' at WR
One of Brendan Langley’s high school teammate sees the move from cornerback to wide receiver a good one for the sophomore.
“I think he’s a lot more natural at that position,” said safety Quincy Mauger, who played with Langley at Kell High School. “He works a lot more efficiently and better with the ball in his hands. I think he’s competing very well.”
The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Langley started the first four games last season at cornerback but lost that job and moved to offense after spring practice.
“Brendan Langley is one of the fastest guys on our team,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said before preseason practices. “He had ball skills coming out of high school. We liked him as an offensive player then. So I’m excited to see what he does and I know he’s excited about the opportunity. Any time you can get some guys on offense that can stretch the field—and Brendan would be one of those guys that can do that—I believe that will help us this year.”
Mauger said he didn’t consider Langley more of a receiver or a cornerback in high school.
“An athlete,” he said. “Whatever you want him to do, he’ll do it.”
This and that
The changes on the Bulldogs’ recruiting support staff didn’t stop with the hiring of Ronnie Letson as director of player personnel and Sam Petitto as associate director of player personnel. Recruiting assistant Ben Brandenburg now has the title of recruiting operations coordinator. Recruiting assistant Thomas Guerry was hired by Virginia Tech last week as director of high school relations.
Philadelphia Eagle cornerback Brandon Boykin, the former Bulldog, tweeted that he has earned his UGA undergraduate degree from the Grady School of Journalism after two NFL offseasons.