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Peoples-Jones takes part in warm-ups; Runyan returns as Michigan gets closer to full strength

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Michigan wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones catches a pass during warmups.

Madison, Wis. — Michigan will be closer to full strength for its Big Ten opener at Wisconsin.

Receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, who missed the first two games with an undisclosed injury — he was on the sideline for the season opener wearing a boot on his right foot — made the trip here and went through pregame warm-ups.

Starting left tackle Jon Runyan also missed the first two games with an undisclosed injury and returned to action Saturday against the Badgers.

Both are vital to the Wolverines’ game plan and have been missed the first two games. Runyan was an All-Big Ten first-team selection last season. Ryan Hayes who spelled him against Middle Tennessee State and Army could factor in at right tackle now but remains as Jalen Mayfield’s backup. 

Peoples-Jones has game-breaking potential and should be a major factor in offensive coordinator Josh Gatti’s speed-in-space offense. 

Michigan is 2-0 and Wisconsin is 2-0. Both were off last Saturday.

achengelis@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @chengelis

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