Jabrill Peppers misses bowl with hamstring injury; TE Jake Butt injures knee

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — An emotional Jabrill Peppers said Friday night he likely will take as long as he can before deciding whether to return to Michigan next fall or enter the 2017 NFL draft.

Peppers did not play in Michigan’s 33-32 loss to Florida State at the Capital One Orange Bowl after tweaking his left hamstring in practice the day before the game while jumping to catch a ball. Peppers tested the leg in full pads during the team’s warm-up Friday but decided he wasn’t healthy enough to play.

After the game, a teary-eyed Peppers said his NFL future did not have an effect on his decision to sit out the game. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker said he couldn’t run at full speed during warm-ups and thought he would be harming his team by trying to play. He added that he could have played if he had one more day to heal.

“I could care less about what people think about why I didn’t play,” Peppers said. “I

Article source: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18379413/jabrill-peppers-michigan-play-orange-bowl-florida-state

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