Tom Brady is still missing in action from training camp.
Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has been absent from Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice citing ‘personal reasons’ as he missed the team’s opening preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. Bucs head coach Todd Bowles told reporters he expects Tom Brady to be back at some point after the team’s second preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, but he wouldn’t commit to an official date. As of now there is no definitive date for Tom to return to the team.
“We’ll see,” Bowles said via ESPN. “We’ll talk about it next week. Not concerned about it right now. We’re trying to practice against Tennessee and play a game. I said ‘sometime after Tennessee.’ There’s no definitive date for me. But we’ll check on it, we’ll keep in touch and we’ll find out.”
The Tampa Bay Bucs first year coach announced back on Aug. 11th that Tom Brady would be away from the team for “personal reasons.” The absence was reportedly arranged prior to training camp. Despite the vagueness regarding what caused his hiatus, Brady is “fine” and the Bucs are “on board with his reasons for being absent,” per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Tom Brady is fine and the team is on board with his reasons for being absent. But it'll be a little bit before he's back. https://t.co/OkdVgjnRJa
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 11, 2022
Bowles said this week that he has kept in touch with Brady and he’s “confident” the 45-year-old will be starting under center for the regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 11th.
Last season Brady led the league with 5,316 passing yards and 43 touchdowns. He finished with a 67.5 completion percentage and set career highs in completions (485) and attempts (719).
Tom will be okay, but at his advanced age, don’t be surprised if he’s rusty upon return.
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