The Facts: Brady joined teammates for his first practice of training camp that was open to the media Tuesday and their second one overall. "[We] still have got to pinch ourselves, the fact that we have him at quarterback and everything that goes along with it," TE Cameron Brate said. "Everyone here is just super pumped."
Per ESPN's Jenna Lane, the portion of the workout that was open to the media lasted 30 minutes. The Bucs are still in a ramp-up conditioning period -- much like OTA workouts, designed to acclimate them to football conditions -- where they spend mornings doing 60 minutes of weight lifting and 60 minutes of conditioning before a 60-minute walk-through in the afternoons. The length of practice sessions will increase as training camp goes on, and they will progress to padded practices. Due to social distancing, it did not feature the entire squad, but among the 23 players in the same workout group as Brady were Brate, Mike Evans, Justin Watson, Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, LeSean McCoy and Ronald Jones, along with quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin. Brady could be seen shouting encouragement to his receivers. He hugged McCoy, and with a towel over his hand, fist-bumped Evans. They spent the majority of the time at the goal line, where Brady showed strong ball placement and timing before spending the final minutes on downfield throws. Lane added: "Brady didn't look like a quarterback with no offseason who was just starting to get acquainted with new teammates. The timing already looked strong, with the chemistry not far behind -- some of that is because of the offseason workouts he organized with teammates at a nearby school. ..." Sounds like a solid start.