LSU practiced in full pads Wednesday for the first time since news broke that pass rusher K’Lavon Chaisson would miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury that’ll require surgery.
Sophomores Andre Anthony and Ray Thornton were the first-team outside linebackers to go through individual drills during the media viewing portion of practice Wednesday afternoon. Juniors Michael Divinity and Travez Moore were the second group with freshmen Jarell Cherry and Dantrieze Scott going third.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday that a handful of the players mentioned above were vying to start in Chaisson’s place come Saturday when LSU hosts Southeastern in the home opener at Tiger Stadium.
“We have several guys there,” Orgeron said. “That is a spot we have some depth at. We’re going to see this week who is the best guy to put at that position.”
Here’s some other personnel observations from the media viewing portion of practice:
- Cornerback Greedy Williams practiced in a yellow non-contact jersey. Williams was in and out of the game against Miami on Sunday, but tweeted afterword that he was just dealing with cramping in his calves.
- The tight end group was as healthy as its been in weeks. Foster Moreau was a full participant despite continuing to sport a knee brace, as were Thaddeus Moss and Jacory Washington. Orgeron said Moss was “questionable” for the Southeastern game after not playing against Miami.
- Safeties Todd Harris and Eric Monroe were absent from the media viewing portion of practice. Orgeron said Harris was questionable for the Southeastern game while Monroe has already been ruled out.
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