JUST IN: 'Source' comments on Jim Harbaugh's chances of returning to NFL

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But Harbaugh does not know if Speight will be able to play Saturday vs. Ohio State.

MI redshirt freshman QB Brandon Peters (head) is in the concussion protocol.

"He'll be coming in shortly".

MI quarterback Brandon Peters is in concussion protocol, coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters including Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press on Monday.

Peters took a big hit in the third quarter of Saturday's loss at Wisconsin and had to be carted off the field before he was transferred to a local hospital.

Harbaugh explained the process Peters will go through: "As soon as he's symptom-free, if that happens to day, it goes to a day where he has exertion". "We (saw) him yesterday, and we'll see where is at today". He does cardio, and lifting, to work up a sweat and exert yourself.

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"Once that occurs and come back that next day and there's no symptoms, then he'd be allowed to practice without contact".

In addition, Harbaugh added that the Wolverines' Week 1 starter, Wilton Speight, was cleared for non-contact practice last week. That could happen as early as Wednesday, could happen as early as Thursday.

Running back Chris Evans had a concussion a year ago and played the next week, Harbaugh noted. Each case is different. He did not receive medical clearance to play, however, as Speight is still recovering from three cracked vertebrae he suffered at Purdue in late September.

Peters was given his first significant action on October 28 against Rutgers in relief of John O'Korn, who struggled as the starter while filling in for Wilton Speight.

"He'll be evaluated again by the doctors this week to see if he would be cleared for contact", Harbaugh said. "Always sitting on a spring ready to play".

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