Four Georgia defensive starters will miss Saturday's SEC opener at Missouri due to suspensions, ESPN reported Friday.
The Bulldogs, ranked No. 7 in the coaches poll, will play without safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree, who are serving suspensions for failing the school's substance-abuse policy, according to the report. They are already without cornerback Sanders Commings and outside linebacker Chase Vasser, who are serving two-game suspensions for getting arrested in the offseason.
ESPN reported in March that Ogletree and Rambo would be suspended for multiple games but coach Mark Richt has not said anything about their availability for Saturday's game.
Walk-on Connor Norman is expected to start at free safety in place of Rambo. Sophomore Malcolm Mitchell, a converted receiver, is back after missing last week's 45-23 win over Buffalo with a sprained ankle.
Vasser, a junior, was suspended after he was arrested for a DUI in May. Commings, a senior, was suspended after his January arrest related to domestic violence charges.
Bulldogs linebacker Cornelius Washington tweeted Friday: "S/O to the soldiers we have to leave behind. Y'all will be missed." Washington listed the Twitter handles for Ogletree, Rambo and Vasser. His message was later deleted.