Fans have been going ever since Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady began a 10-day absence from his team’s training camp.
Per Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Brady’s 10-day absence from camp was pre-planned and then cleared by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also added that it had nothing to do with his family or their health.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network actually discussed Brady’s absence.
“Here’s everything that I understand about this,” Rapoport said. “It was planned. No one is worried. He’s fine. To my knowledge, it’s not a medical emergency related to him or, I believe, anyone close to him. I was told that everything is OK. The best description I got about this was that it is important to find a work life balance.”
So it seems like the 45-year-old quarterback is merely taking a break from the rigors of training camp.
Head coach Todd Bowles also said that Brady would be back after Aug. 20.
“He’ll be back sometime around Tennessee,” Bowles said. “He’s gonna deal with some personal things. This is something we talked about before training camp started. We allotted this time because he wanted to get in and get chemistry with the guys and go through two weeks of training camp knowing he wasn’t going to play the first two games.”
Brady will have a chance to play in the Bucs’ final preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 27.
The team will open the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 11.