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Brady and Bucs team-mates hold workout despite NFLPA warning

June 23 2020 10:48 PM

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. 

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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