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.

Tom Brady IG Post

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.

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1 month ago

If this doesn’t get you fired up I don’t know what will. My man’s holding workouts before camp even begins. LFG! Time to win #8 Mr. Brady!

30 days ago

Can’t say I’m surprised,. Time to get to work and defend our title!!

30 days ago

Seems silly avoiding OTA’s yet holding private workouts. You would think it would be safer at the team facility with team trainers available.

Reply to  surferdudes
30 days ago

I’m sure plenty of people thought it was silly and unsafe to organize workouts at Berkeley Prep HS last year. But you’d think after that resulted in a SB ring, Brady would be given the benefit of the doubt

Last edited 30 days ago by Dave
Reply to  surferdudes
30 days ago

It’s one thing to do something because you want to. It’s another thing to do it because you HAVE to. I think that’s what its about. Control of their schedule during the offseason. I can’t blame them. I’ve been self-employed in my own business and I have worked for others. While (like Dave alludes to) you have to assume some of the risks to work for yourself. There’s something more gratifying about doing the work because it’s your own name and reputation on the line… And the freedom to manage your own schedule is priceless!

30 days ago

Brady, who’s coming off knee surgery in February, appeared on an NFL Players Association call in early May to urge other players to follow suit to fight for an end to “overly competitive” offseason drills”