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Michigan NFL Update: Tom Brady sets NFL career passing yards record

Brady continues to rewrite record books. Also, there’s a pack of walking, wounded Wolverines roaming NFL sidelines this season.

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Another day. Another record set by Thomas Edward Patrick Brady.

The 19-year veteran tossed for 283 yards on 20-of-31 passing in a 27-13 road victory Sunday against the New York Jets. This set a new career passing yards record for regular season and playoff games combined with 79,280.

In terms of regular-season passing yards, Brady remains fourth all-time behind Drew Brees (73,580), Peyton Manning (71,940) and Brett Favre (71,838).

He also reached 3,000 yards passing for the 16th season, tying Peyton Manning for second in NFL history behind Brett Favre’s 18.


2018 has not been kind to Michigan alums in the NFL. With so many nursing injuries, it’s practically a pack of walking wounded Wolverines.

Below is a comprehensive list of players out on Sunday.

  • Minnesota Vikings linebacker Ben Gedeon (concussion) was held from Sunday night’s tilt against the Packers. He’s likely to return for Week 13.
  • Carolina Panthers leading receiver Devin Funchess (back) missed practice all week, and then the 30-27 defeat to the Seahawks. His status for next Sunday is up in the air.
  • Raiders veteran corner Leon Hall (back) was a last-minute scratch for Oakland’s 34-17 loss to the Ravens. Speaking of...
  • Baltimore strong side defensive end Willie Henry (undisclosed) lingers on the injury reserve. After recovering from a hernia surgery this offseason, he has been deactivated since late October.
  • Dallas Cowboy weak side defensive end Taco Charlton (shoulder) sat out of the Thanksgiving tussle with rival Washington. He has missed three games but expects to hit the field this Thursday versus the Saints.
  • Seattle’s Amara Darboh (arm), Denver’s Jake Butt (ACL), Cincinnati’s Ryan Glasgow (ACL) and Green Bay’s Jake Ryan (ACL) sustained season-ending injuries early in the preseason or September.

Out of 28 former Wolverines on current NFL rosters, a third failed to participate in Week 12.


  • Jabrill Peppers racked up six tackles in Cleveland’s 35-20 triumph over Cincinnati. The Browns are 4-6-1 this fall after a winless 2017 campaign. He voiced his optimism the losing ways in Cleveland are ending.

That makes 52 total stops for the second-year safety. He also returned a single punt for no yardage.

  • Frank Clark and Delano Hill, Michigan’s defensive duo in Seattle, both notched four tackles in the win over Carolina. Hill added one for loss.

Clark has 10 sacks to go with his 25 tackles, while entered double-digit stops (13) with the effort.

  • Vikings punter Matt Wile averaged over 45 yards a punt against the Packers, including a long of 59. The former Michigan long-distance kicker is No. 9 in the league with punts dropped inside the 20 with 21 overall.

He also is getting some recognition for the Pro Bowl.

  • Several defenders chipped in minimal stops, including Philadelphia’s Brandon Graham (two), and Oakland’s Maurice Hurst, Baltimore’s Chris Wormley and Jacksonville’s Jarrod Wilson with one each.