An “unusual” number of drops attributed to a shorthanded wide receiver corps apparently bogged down LSU’s offense in Saturday’s preseason game No. 2, but the position group appears to have gotten a bit healthier since LSU broke camp and began preparations for Miami.
Jonathan Giles and Justin Jefferson, two likely starters, participated in full — meaning no yellow non-contact jerseys — during the media viewing portion of practice on Monday afternoon. Giles didn’t participate in the scrimmage while Jefferson was on a limited pitch count, according to LSU coach Ed Orgeron.
Tight end Jacory Washington returned to practice in a yellow non-contact jersey after several days of being absent. Fullback Tory Cater was a full participant after spending most of last week limited.
The most notable absences came on the defensive side of the ball. Starting defensive linemen Breiden Fehoko and Rashard Lawrence were not present during the media viewing portion of practice. Fehoko also didn’t participate in Saturday’s scrimmage.
LSU practiced in full pads despite it being the first “Tell the Truth Monday” of 2018. Typically LSU doesn’t wear pads during Monday practices, but it could just be the case of LSU getting in some hitting before game week arrives.