LSU opened practice to reporters Wednesday for the final time before hosting Mississippi State on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
Left tackle Saahdiq Charles and fullback Tory Carter practiced in yellow non-contact jerseys. Left guard Garrett Brumfield was absent after returning to practice in pads on Tuesday — though reports indicate he didn’t participate in any contact drills.
“He’s bounced back a little bit, but he’s still not ready,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said of Brumfield on the SEC Coaches Teleconference Wednesday morning. “He’s a team leader. It’s good to have him out there, but he’s still not ready. He’s coming along, but it’s a work in progress.
“I’m happy it’s not a season-ending injury. No question.”
Tight end Thaddeus Moss was also absent from the media viewing portion of practice for the third consecutive day. The North Carolina State transfer was expected to make his debut against Georgia, but he ultimately sat against due to a “lingering” injury.
Shifting to the defense, nose tackle Ed Alexander was once again a full participant. Alexander was absent on Monday for a maintenance day of sorts but has logged full practices the past two days.
There were two notable absences on the defensive side of the ball: defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko and safety Eric Monroe. Safety Todd Harris returned to practice after being absent on Tuesday.
Orgeron will meet with the media on Thursday evening after practice.