Five days after holding a workout at the Yankees offseason training facility, Bucs QB Tom Brady and fellow offensive starters are back at One Buc Place, per the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Stroud reports that the quarterback and several of his veteran teammates were in action at the AdventHealth Training Center on Friday morning.

This change comes on the heels of head coach Bruce Arians saying on Tuesday that he would prefer that Bucs players work out at the team facility for their own protection. Arians primary concern was that if a player was injured working out on their own, their injury would not be covered by the team under the current CBA.

“I would rather see them do it here, protection-wise,” Arians said. “I’ve talked to them every day about doing it for their own protection. Hopefully though, they will change their minds. Like I said, they wouldn’t be practicing, but they could be working on this field. I’d love to see them all out here together.”

A few days later, Arians got his wish, as Brady took the field at the Bucs’ facility with a handful of teammates, including QB Blaine Gabbert, TE Rob Gronkowski, TE Cam Brate, WR Mike Evans and WR Antonio Brown. No defensive players were present for the workout, per Stroud.

“Really pleased and excited to see the guys working together,” Arians told Stroud after the practice. “Zoom meetings have been excellent. We’ll be ready for mini-camp to start a NEW journey.”

The Bucs will hold another on-field OTA on Tuesday, June 1 that will be open to the media. Mandatory mini-camp will be held June 7-9 the following week.

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15 days ago

Good news

15 days ago

I had said it was silly working out on their own, and skipping OTA’s for the very reasons BA brought up. I caught some heat for saying it, but now we can all see it’s true. If you’re going to skip OTA’s, then wait for camp fine. Working out away from team facilities is just silly.

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14 days ago

I’m sure there’s a good reason why players do it and I would venture to guess they know better than we do. Injuries may be the concern but I still imagine there are some advantages which is why they bother doing it at all.

14 days ago

All players workout away from team confines. Happens every year during off season. Some work out with other players in league. Some work out back on their college campuses. Some have state of the art gyms in their homes. But, all work out away from camp every year???

12 days ago

Well that was kind of pathetic. The coach expressing gratitude for the guys that don’t think enough of the team to join the team in voluntary OTA’s.