It is Florida-Tennessee week and every little bit of news is big news to both teams. Especially since both are so banged up right now. Tennessee is missing several guys on the defensive side of the ball in cornerback Cam Sutton, linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, defensive tackle Danny O’Brien, linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. and reserve linebacker Quart’e Sapp.
Not all of those guys will continue to sit on the sidelines as coach Butch Jones believes that Reeves-Maybin will be able to play against Florida with just a muscle strain in his shoulder.
There’s no way Reeves-Maybin would miss this huge rivalry game if he could play at all. While Sutton is out for an extended period, Sapp will also miss the game and the year with a serious injury.
Kirkland is also set to miss the game, but could be back later in the season:
Offensive tackle Chance Hall will also be at practice today and Tuesday trying to work himself into the rotation in time for the Florida game. He had been unavailable since mid-August because of an arthroscopic procedure on his knee, but has made a recovery much quicker than expected.
Hall was a Freshman All-American last year at his position and would greatly help an offensive line that has been struggling to protect its quarterback and give its running backs open lanes to run through.