Coach Mark Richt has not revealed if Morgan will be suspended to start the season and indicated Tuesday night he won't say before the Aug. 31 opener at Clemson.
"If you ask me at halftime of the first game, I'll let y'all know," Richt said. "I'm just saying that you'll know whether or not he's in the first game or not by then. You may not have to ask then."
Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers arrested Morgan on June 29 and charged him with operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol or drugs and towing a skier without an observer. Georgia law prohibits a lone driver from pulling crafts behind a vessel without a second person acting as a spotter. Morgan was driving a jet ski while towing two inner tubes.
Morgan entered guilty pleas in Eatonton on July 31, the day before Georgia's preseason practices began. He showed signs of intoxication and admitted to drinking alcohol when he was arrested.
Georgia held a closed special teams practice on Tuesday morning in Sanford Stadium, one of two practices on the day.
Morgan, a sophomore who made eight of 14 field goals last season, and walk-on Patrick Beless kicked field goals, teammates said. Cornerback Sheldon Dawson said that punter Adam Erickson also was in the mix.
Richt, on an upper field, asked Erickson, on a lower field, to come over to talk to him early in practice Tuesday evening and gave him instructions.
"He's stepped up and made big kicks in practice as well," Dawson said of Erickson. "It's going to be a different vibe and feeling in the game, of course. You can tell he's ready. Whatever happens, he's going to be ready for it."
Richt said of his placekicker depth chart: "It's still up in the air."
Floyd latest outside linebacker to have surgery
Add freshman Leonard Floyd to the group of Georgia outside linebackers who have gone under the knife this week.
Floyd underwent surgery Tuesday for a broken left hand sustained in practice on Monday. Teammates had mentioned Floyd as a standout among the large group of newcomers on the team.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Floyd is expected to be available for the Bulldogs' season opener. He came to Georgia from Hargrave Military (Va.) Academy after playing at Dodge County High School.
Outside linebackers James DeLoach (left thumb) and Davin Bellamy (left thumb) are also not expected to be out long.
"We're hoping everybody (will return to practice) early next week," Richt said.
Harvey-Clemons practices at outside linebacker
Georgia sophomore Josh Harvey-Clemons was working in Tuesday's second practice with the outside linebackers.
Richt said the change was "really more of a quick fix right now because of our injury situation."
The move came after three Georgia outside linebackers had surgeries this week due to injuries to their hands.
Another outside linebacker, Chase Vasser, didn't practice Tuesday due to a sprained ankle.
Richt said Harvey-Clemons, who is suspended for the opener, is a natural to work at the position since he's already expected to play a hybrid defensive back/linebacker "star" position when the Bulldogs aren't in their base defense.
Roster depleted for scrimmage
Georgia will hold its first preseason scrimmage this morning, but the Bulldogs should be without more than 15 players judging by the extensive injury list released Tuesday night.
Besides a rash of injuries at outside linebacker, new injuries that came after Monday's first full pads practice include: tight end Jay Rome (sprained ankle), nose guard Chris Mayes (concussion), offensive guards Watts Dantzler (leg contusion) and Greg Pyke (sprained ankle), receivers Rantavious Wooten (strained hamstring) and Blake Tibbs (sprained shoulder) and safety Quincy Mauger (strained hamstring).
Richt said none of the injuries are believed to be a long-term issue.
Safety Tray Matthews (sprained shoulder) took part in Georgia's non-contact practice Tuesday evening, but is still listed as "no contact" on the injury report.
College GameDay at Georgia-Clemson
To the surprise of few, ESPN made it official Tuesday: its popular College GameDay show will originate from Clemson on Aug. 31 for Georgia's season-opener against the Tigers.
The show will be four hours on that date, airing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Georgia-Clemson will be on ABC to a national television audience that night at 8 p.m.
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and former Georgia All-American defensive end David Pollack host the show.
Pollack said in April that he was "pretty sure" that the pregame show would be in Clemson to open the season.
Told that Georgia hasn't done well in recent years when GameDay is at the site of a Georgia game, Richt said: "Maybe we're due."
GameDay has only aired from Clemson once before in on Oct. 21, 2006.
This and that
Sophomore cornerback Sheldon Dawson is practicing with a bruised knee when he can, but was on the side early in Tuesday's second practice "It's nothing serious at all," he said after the morning practice. "I'm getting a lot of treatment on it so I can be able to move fluid."
Freshman cornerback Shaq Wiggins missed his third straight day of practice with a strained groin. Starting inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera said that Ramik Wilson continues to get first-team reps with him at the position. Freshman Reggie Carter is working on the second team.
Reserve quarterback Faton Bauta has been bothered by a sore muscle that has limited his throwing in practice, Richt said.