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November 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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80 THE WOLVERINE NOVEMBER 2016 F ormer Michigan quarterback Tom Brady is back with a vengeance in New England. The 17-year veteran returned from a four-game suspen- sion over allegations that he deflated footballs in the 2015 AFC playoffs, promptly leading two New England wins. The Patriots improved to 5-1 af- ter he threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns, completing 29 of 35 passes (82.9 percent), in a 35-17 win over Cincinnati Oct. 16. "Once I got out there running around, it felt like football," Brady said after his first home game of the year. "You've just got to lock in and figure out what your job is, try to figure out what you're going to do versus the different looks, and that's what it becomes. "You're not going to win because you're emotional, but I think hav- ing your attitude right mentally and physically right, ready to play, that allows you to be at your best for your teammates." Brady threw for 406 yards and three scores in his first game back, a 33-13 win at Cleveland Oct. 9. FORMER WOLVERINES ON NFL ROSTERS Through games of Oct. 17 • Richard Ash (Played at U‑M from 2010‑13), DT, Jacksonville Jaguars: A member of 2-3 Jacksonville's practice squad for the second consecutive year. • Brennen Beyer (2011‑14), DE, Baltimore Ravens: Signed to 3-3 Bal- timore's practice squad for the second straight year. • Tom Brady (1996‑99), QB, New Eng‑ land Patriots: Has connected on 57 of 75 passes for 782 yards with six touch- downs and no interceptions in two games for the 5-1 Patriots since return- ing from a four-game suspension result- ing from the Deflategate investigation. • Alan Branch (2004‑06), DT, New England Patriots: Has started all six games for 5-1 New England and re- corded 23 tackles (13 solo) and one sack. • Frank Clark (2011‑14), DE, Seattle Seahawks: Has played in four games for 4-1 Seattle, missing one with a ham- string injury, and notched 10 tackles (five solo), three sacks and one pass broken up. • Blake Countess (2011‑14), DB, Los Angeles Rams: Cut by Philadelphia Sept. 3 and signed to the 3-3 Rams' practice squad Sept. 4. • Devin Funchess (2012‑14), WR, Carolina Panthers: Has started three of six games for 1-5 Carolina, and caught seven passes for 112 yards and two scores. • Graham Glasgow (2012‑15), OG, Detroit Lions: Has played in five games this year and gotten one start for the 3-3 Lions. • Brandon Graham (2006‑09), LB, Philadelphia Eagles: Has started all five games for 3-2 Philadelphia and compiled 16 tackles (14 solo), three sacks and one forced fumble. • Leon Hall (2003‑06), CB, New York Giants: Has registered 21 tackles (13 solo), one sack and one pass broken up in six games (two starts) for the 3-3 Giants. • David Harris (2003‑06), LB, New York Jets: Has started five games for the 1-5 Jets and registered 25 tackles (18 solo) and two passes broken up … Had his 121-game starting streak snapped Oct. 17 due to a hamstring injury. • Chad Henne (2004‑07), QB, Jack‑ sonville Jaguars: Has not seen any reg- ular-season action for the 2-3 Jaguars. • Willie Henry (2013‑15), DT, Balti‑ more Ravens: Has yet to play this sea- son for the 3-3 Ravens. • Joe Kerridge (2012‑15), FB, Green Bay Packers: Was signed to 3-2 Green Bay's practice squad Oct. 3 after being released from Washington's. • Taylor Lewan (2010‑13), OT, Ten‑ nessee Titans: Has started all six games for the 3-3 Titans. • Patrick Omameh (2009‑12), OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: Has started two games and played in five for the 2-3 Jaguars. • Thomas Rawls (20010‑13), RB, Se‑ attle Seahawks: Has carried 19 times for 25 yards and caught six passes for 41 yards in two games (while missing three with injury) for 4-1 Seattle. • Denard Robinson (2009‑12), RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Has carried four times for 14 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in five games for 2-3 Jacksonville. • Jake Rudock (2015), QB, Detroit Lions: Signed to the 3-3 Lions' practice squad after playing well in the preseason. • Jake Ryan (2010‑14), LB, Green Bay Packers: Has started four of five games for 3-2 Green Bay and recorded 33 tack- les (20 solo) and two passes broken up. • Michael Schofield (2010‑13), OL, Denver Broncos: Has started all six games this year for 4-2 Denver. • Fitz Toussaint (2010‑13), RB, Pitts‑ burgh Steelers: Has played in all six games for 4-2 Pittsburgh and has car- ried four times for 10 yards while he also catching one pass for nine yards. • Jarrod Wilson (2012‑15), S, Jack‑ sonville Jaguars: Has played in five games for the 2-3 Jaguars, but has yet to compile any statistics.   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS Tom Brady Returns And Leads Patriots To Two Wins In his first two contests after opening the season with a four-game suspension, Brady threw for 782 yards and six touchdowns against zero interceptions, good for a passer rating of 135.5. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS/ JIM MAHONEY

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