Rashard Lawrence continues his march to a return this Saturday, and running back Derrius Guice missed a second straight day of drills.
LSU's sophomore defensive end participated in full pads at full speed, according to a 12-minute observation window reporters received Tuesday. Guice was absent for a second consecutive day of practice, while recovering from what appeared to be a left knee injury he suffered late in the third quarter of the game against State.
Lawrence missed the last two games while recovering from an ankle injury he suffered in the season opener against BYU. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday that Lawrence "may" play this week against Syracuse (2-1).
Lawrence's presence at practice does not guarantee that he's returned. For example, he practiced in full pads last Tuesday and did not play against Mississippi State.
Orgeron termed Guice's injury as "minor" on Monday and said he should be "fine." The running back spoke to reporters Monday during interviews without a limp.
The Mississippis have swapped places on LSU's football schedule - for at least one year.
Other practice observations:
- OLB Corey Thompson donned a gold jersey during Tuesday's drills, signifying limited contact because of an injury. His status is unclear, but Thompson practiced at what appeared to be full speed and in full pads.
- F-back JD Moore and OL Donavaughn Campbell were not present at drills. Several other players continue to miss practice: edge rusher Andre Anthony (ankle injury), DB Kristian Fulton (unclear), edge rusher Sci Martin (unclear) and NT Ed Alexander (hand) injury. Alexander will not play this week, Orgeron said.
- DE Frank Herron is not expected to return this week from what is presumed to be a suspension, but he did practice with the Tigers for a second straight day. WR Dee Anderson participated in practice for a second straight day - a first that reporters have seen him during drills on consecutive days this fall.
Derrius Guice has missed a complete game this season.