KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced that sophomore defensive end Darrell Taylor returned for part of practice on Tuesday, but he remains suspended on Wednesday.
Taylor, who made the game-winning play in the Vols’ 42-41 double-overtime win over Georgia Tech in both teams’ season-opening game, has been suspended the past two games after getting into a practice fight with freshman offensive lineman Trey Smith.
Smith left the Alabama game last Saturday with an ankle injury and his status for the upcoming game with the Wildcats is unknown.
Jones said kick returner Evan Berry is practicing, but he remains day-to-day. Berry has not played since the opening game on account of knee swelling and hamstring soreness.
Safety Rashaan Gaulden, who has had to meet disciplinary criteria after making an unacceptable gesture at Alabama, will play against Kentucky.
Junior backup quarterback Quinten Dormady has practiced this week and is expected to be available. Dormady has had some shoulder pain checked out.
Tennessee is a 5-5.-point underdog against Kentucky in the 7:30 p.m. game on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
Tennessee football injury report
(* denotes starters)
Tennessee football out for season
• *WR Jauan Jennings (wrist)
• *OL Jack Jones (shoulder/neck)
• *OLB Cortez McDowell (wrist)
• *MLB Darrin Kirkland Jr. (knee)
• *SS Todd Kelly Jr. (knee)
• *OT Chance Hall (knee)
• DB Cheyenne Labruzza (knee)
• OT K’Rohjn Calbert (knee)
• WR Jacquez Jones (knee)
Tennessee football suspended indefinitely for Kentucky
• DE Darrell Taylor (suspended two games)
Tennessee football out for Kentucky
• DB Baylen Buchanan (unknown)
Tennessee football questionable for Kentucky
• *KR Evan Berry (knee/hamstring)
• *OL Trey Smith (ankle)
Tennessee football probable for Kentucky game
• *LB Austin Smith (undisclosed)
• *LB Quart’e Sapp (undisclosed)
• QB Quinten Dormady (shoulder)
• *K Aaron Medley (illness)