Tom Brady returning to alma mater Michigan as honorary captain

Tom Brady is finding ways to keep busy during his four-week suspension.

The Patriots quarterback will be an honorary captain for a weekend at Michigan, his alma mater, according to Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh.

Harbaugh told Rich Eisen on his radio show Wednesday afternoon that Brady will be the team's captain for their third game of the season, which is against Colorado on Sept. 17.

Brady, who was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for New England's first four games of the season, told reporters that he would be searching for ways to stay occupied. The Patriots host the Miami Dolphins the day after the Colorado game, but Brady is not allowed to attend games or visit the team's facility as part of the suspension.

Brady last visited Ann Arbor to be a special guest at Michigan's National Signing Day show. He and Harbaugh are both former Michigan quarterbacks.

Brady will follow Michael Jordan (Sept. 3 vs. Hawaii) and Eisen (Sept. 10 vs. UCF) on the list of honorary captains for Michigan games this season. Bobby Kotick, the billionaire CEO of Activision video games, was previously scheduled to be the guest of honor for the Colorado game.

Along with leading the team on to the field for kickoff, Harbaugh said he plans to have his honorary captains address the team the night before each game.