Report: Tom Brady a ‘semi-regular’ at Gillette Stadium for throwing sessions
Tom Brady has been a no-show at New England Patriots OTAs but a new report indicates the quarterback has not been completely absent from team facilities.
NBC Sports Boston’s Mike Giardi on Friday reported that Brady has been making “semi-regular” appearances at the Patriots’ practice facility at Gillette Stadium to participate in throwing sessions with Julian Edelman.
Guess who's been a semi-regular showing up to Gillette and working out in the bubble? Tom Brady. Who's he working out with in those throwing sessions? Julian Edelman. Yet still no OTAs
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) June 1, 2018
Edelman has been a limited participant in OTAs coming off a torn ACL last offseason that saw him out for the entire 2017 NFL season. So it’s encouraging that he and Brady are getting some work in outside of the team to reestablish some chemistry.
Brady’s absence from OTAs, meanwhile, was greeted with some confusion — not to mention concern — given he had previously espoused the importance of offseason training.
That said, things have seemingly changed immensely within the Patriots organization, especially beginning late last season when rumors arose of infighting and organizational dysfunction, which the Patriots generally dismissed.
Reports surfaced late last month that Brady, instead of attending OTAs, was receiving treatments at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center, located just a stone’s throw away from where the Patriots were practicing. However, that report was later proven to be inaccurate.
All the offseason drama aside involving Brady, the 40-year-old quarterback is expected to be present next week at mandatory minicamp, as opposed to skipping out on the voluntary OTA sessions. That said, Brady sure appears to be enjoying himself while away from the team.