Brady and Bucs team-mates hold workout despite NFLPA warning


Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers team-mates once again got together for a training session on Tuesday, despite the NFL Players Association advising players to stop working out in groups with coronavirus cases on the rise.

Brady led a two-hour workout with at least a dozen Buccaneers colleagues at a private school. Tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receivers Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller were among the participants, along with defensive backs Jamel Dean, Sean Murphy-Bunting and Mike Edwards.

Center Ryan Jensen and back-up quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin also attended. 

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Brady has been regularly working out alongside some of the rest of the Bucs' roster with NFL facilities still closed to players amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tuesday's training session, however, came just days after the NFLPA medical director Dr. Thom Mayer asked players to stop the workouts after a number of players contracted the coronavirus - including at least two Bucs players and an assistant coach. 

"Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts," Mayer said Saturday in a statement.

"Our goal is to have all players and your families as healthy as possible in the coming months."

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians also took part in a local public service announcement on Saturday asking the community to practice the proper safety measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  

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