Matthew Jordan ‘fine’ in return to Tech practice

August 4, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Matthew Jordan (11) runs through a drill during the first day of Georgia Tech football practice at Rose Bowl Field in Georgia Tech campus on Friday, August 4, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

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August 4, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Matthew Jordan (11) runs through a drill during the first day of Georgia Tech football practice at Rose Bowl Field in Georgia Tech campus on Friday, August 4, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Georgia Tech quarterback Matthew Jordan passed his first test of the preseason Friday. Returning from a spring-practice foot injury that required surgery, Jordan moved about without problem in the team’s first preseason practice, according to coach Paul Johnson.

“It was fine,” Johnson said. “I even asked him halfway through. He said he hadn’t even noticed it.”

On Friday, Jordan wore a gold (non-contact) jersey, which Johnson suggested Thursday he may shed as the preseason progresses. Jordan missed the final two weeks of spring practice after suffering the injury. He was cleared in early July, Jordan said Thursday at the team’s media day.

“I thought he was OK from a mental standpoint,” Johnson said. “He knows what he’s doing. He understands the offense. He knows how to operate. Fundamentally, he’s good with his footwork and all that stuff. He was rusty, as you would imagine, but they’re going to be that.”

Johnson has said that the starting quarterback position is his to lose going into the preseason. He is competing with TaQuon Marshall, Lucas Johnson and Jay Jones to be the starter for the season opener against Tennessee Sept. 4 at the new Mercedes-Benz-Stadium.