New England Patriots

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski may not be on the field with their teammates at the organization’s voluntary OTAs, but they are apparently within a football’s throw of Gillette Stadium.

According to The Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian, both Brady and Gronkowski were at The TB12 Sports Therapy Center at Patriot Place on Monday undergoing their ‘usual’ treatment, and will continue to receive treatment on Day 2 of OTAs.

UPDATE: The Sports Hub’s own Scott Zolak has repudiated Guregian’s report that Brady and Gronkowski were at TB12 during OTAs, calling it “100 percent inaccurate.”

This scoop comes on the heels of the 40-year-old Brady electing to miss the first two days of OTAs, making this the first offseason in which Brady has missed significant portion of the offseason program since 2010, and with Gronkowski not reporting because of what is believed to be a contract dispute (which could be resolved by the end of the week).

Speaking with reporters this morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick would not address the absence of Brady and Gronkowski.

“I’m not gonna talk about the guys that aren’t here,” Belichick offered. “The players that are here are working hard. So those are the players that we’re gonna focus on.”

June 5 will be the first day that requires both Brady and Gronkowski’s presence, as that will begin the start of the team’s mandatory minicamp.