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Report: Tom Brady ‘excited as ever for another season’ heading into camp

Tom Brady reportedly is said to be as “excited as ever for another season” heading into training camp, despite a tumultuous offseason, uncertainty over his NFL future and allegations of rifts involving himself, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss’ write-up about Patriots training camp notes that all the drama seems to have had no impact upon Brady’s enthusiasm. After all, Brady, 40, was expected to arrive at team facilities on Sunday, well ahead of when veterans are required to report on Wednesday.

Adding to the protracted intrigue, Brady opted to be a no-show at the voluntary portions of the Patriots’ offseason program, though he did attend mandatory minicamp.

The Patriots of course were plagued by supposed organizational dysfunction brought to light by a bombshell report from ESPN in January. The team not surprisingly downplayed the rumors, closed ranks and proceeded to reach yet another Super Bowl.

One person in the know recently denied any semblance of trouble amid the fallout of the purported strife and alleged infighting. And Tony Romo offered up a unique take of his own on the situation.

That said, a report last week from a plugged-in Patriots insider alleges the issues said to plaguing the organization have yet to be fully “hashed out” after all these months. The fact that Brady appears to be moving on from all the drama by arriving early at camp is an encouraging sign, however.