TAMPA, Fla. — The NFL may be relegated to a virtual offseason program away from team facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady from getting reps in with his teammates.
The Tampa Bay Times posted several pictures of the two-hour throwing session, which was conducted at Tampa’s Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday morning. The Times report stated that Brady was there with center Ryan Jensen, wide receivers Mike Evans and Scotty Miller, tight ends Cam Brate and O.J. Howard, quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, and running back Dare Ogunbowale.
A league spokesperson told ESPN that Brady can conduct these workouts as long as they are following the recommendations and guidelines of state and local authorities and medical experts, along with NFLPA guidelines.
NFL team facilities are closed to players and coaches, although league rules allowed for facilities to begin opening Tuesday with essential personnel and players who are receiving treatment for injuries. Coaches are not permitted to enter facilities.
Berkeley Prep is currently closed to students but is allowing players to work out. Florida social distancing rules allow for groups of under 10 people to congregate.