Georgia to play Missouri minus four defensive starters

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Georgia will play without four defensive starters against Missouri, including All-American safety Bacarri Rambo. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia.

Georgia will be shorthanded going on the road for their SEC opener against Missouri. The Bulldogs will play without four defensive starters, reports ESPN.com.

The Bulldogs already were without suspended cornerback Sanders Commings and outside linebacker Chase Vasser, who are each serving two-game suspensions for offseason arrests. But UGA coach Mark Richt has been tight-lipped about the availability of Rambo and Ogletree for Saturday's road contest, the first SEC game for the Tigers.

The Bulldogs will also play without All-American safety Bacarri Rambo, who failed a UGA-administered drug test after eating marijuana-laced brownies in the spring. Alec Ogletree, a linebacker, also failed a drug test for the second time, according to published reports.