Tennessee left tackle Dallas Thomas did not practice Thursday afternoon, but his ankle injury is not considered to be any worse than it was earlier in the week.
Thomas, who practiced Tuesday and Wednesday but was limited, was held out for precautionary reasons, and his status for Saturday's game against Georgia will be determined close to game time.
Safety Prentiss Waggner (unknown injury) practiced all week, but wore a red, non-contact jersey.
Senior kicker Daniel Lincoln (quadriceps) missed his third consecutive practice Thursday, which all but rules him out for the Georgia game. Freshman Michael Palardy will be Lincoln’s replacement.
The King Is In: Linebackers coach Lance Thompson said sophomore Greg King wasn’t at 100 percent just yet, but was as close as he’s been all season during practice this week.
King, who has missed UT’s past two games, has been hampered by repeated injuries. It’s taken a toll on him both physically and mentally, Thompson said.
“He has to got to get up to speed on all the stuff,” Thompson said. “Greg’s going to be a fine player for us down the line.
“The thing about Greg I like the most is that he’s really physical and he gives really good effort.”