Tom Brady will not attend Patriots organized team activities on Monday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, according to a report by Jeff Howe of The Athletic.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network added minutes later that “the expectation” is to expect both Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski at Patriots mandatory minicamp, which takes place June 5-7 in Foxboro. Gronkowski’s contract is reportedly “still an issue,” according to Rapoport, but no reports indicate that Brady has a similar problem.
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Monday begins phase three of the Patriots’ voluntary offseason workout program. The team may conduct 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills, but no contact is permitted.
There are no indications whether Brady would attend any of the Patriots’ upcoming voluntary workouts, which take place May 21-22, May 24, May 30-31, June 11-12, and June 14-15.
Brady’s absence is unusual, but not totally unprecedented. The last time the quarterback wasn’t a regular participant in offseason workouts was in 2010, when family commitments were also cited as one of the reasons. However, he did attend the start of OTAs that season.
Brady said in the latest installment of his documentary series Tom vs. Time that he planned to spend more time with his family in the offseason.
Note: This article was updated to reflect accurate information regarding Brady’s attendance at Patriots OTAs in the 2010 season.
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