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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