According to Tom Brady’s Instagram, the veteran quarterback and several other Bucs players held a workout at the Yankees spring training facility in Tampa on Monday. It’s the first known workout that Brady has participated in with teammates since knee surgery on his MCL this offseason.
Pictured at the workout were RB Ronald Jones, WR Justin Watson, RB Giovani Bernard, TE Cam Brate, WR Chris Godwin, TE Rob Gronkowski, QB Blaine Gabbert and QB Ryan Griffin. There was no video of Brady actually throwing at Legends Field, but he does appear to be racing Gabbert and Griffin in the last image above. All signs indicate Brady has recovered just fine from offseason knee surgery.
The quarterback later posted the following on Instagram.
Antonio Brown’s comment drew some eyeballs, as the wide receiver has yet to officially re-sign with the Bucs this offseason. Last week on the Pewter Report Podcast, head coach Bruce Arians said the receiver simply needed to pass a physical following a knee scope. Brown has since done so, and should re-sign with the Bucs very soon.
According to Tampa Bay Times Rick Stroud, Arians offered usage of the Bucs practice facility to Brady and teammates to run their own offseason workouts. So far, at least, the quarterback has declined the offer.
The Bucs officially begin OTAs on Tuesday, and it remains to be seen which players will participate. Over a month ago, Bucs players said they would exercise their right not to participate in the optional workouts. Brady also recently urged players across the league in a player’s union conference call to negotiate for optimal situations before participating in their team’s offseason program.