Tom Brady missed last year’s program for the first time in his career and is set to do the same this time around.
Some speculated last year that there was tension between he and his head coach Bill Belichick, but Brady chalked up the absence to family reasons. Reiss claims that Brady “plans to follow a similar routine as last year, when he remained away, in part to focus on more family time.”
The quarterback isn’t required to be there, as they are voluntary workouts. It also is not uncommon for players to rest or train elsewhere during the timeframe of OTAs.