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Georgia LB Jones expects to play against Vandy

Linebacker Jarvis Jones, who sat out against Florida Atlantic, expects to play against Vanderbilt.

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is back at practice and expects to play when the fifth-ranked Bulldogs host Vanderbilt on Saturday.


The junior sat out last week's 56-20 victory over Florida Atlantic, allowing him to rest a groin injury. But he made it clear Tuesday that he intends to play against the Commodores.


Jones says he "ready to get out there and just pick up where I left off from."


He strained his right groin before the Missouri game, but played through the pain in perhaps the best performance of his college career -- two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception that he nearly brought back for a touchdown.


Jones won numerous defensive player of the week awards, but Georgia decided to rest him against overmatched Florida Atlantic.