Chelsea Howard Omnisport @CDH16 Updated at 12:04 p.m. ET Updated at 12:04 p.m. ET Watch NFLNFL with fuboTV Tom Brady was absent at the Patriots' organized team activities this week, but owner Robert Kraft doesn't seem too concerned. At the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta, Kraft told reporters that he has been in contact with Brady and expects the quarterback to be at the team's mandatory minicamp in June, despite Brady skipping voluntary OTAs for the first time in eight years. “I’ve been in communication with Tom. I think he’s very excited about the upcoming season,” Kraft said Wednesday, per The Boston Globe. “These are voluntary workouts. I heard he’s in great shape. “I know he’s very excited about being at minicamp and having a very special season this year." Kraft also pointed to Brady's family and off-field … [Read more...] about Tom Brady will attend minicamp despite OTA absence, Robert Kraft says
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Cindy Boren May 23 at 12:12 PM Email the author Robert Kraft, not Bill Belichick, offered the Brady update. (Paul Abell/AP Images for NFL) Patriots Coach Bill Belichick refused this week to talk about players who are skipping New England’s organized team activities, but owner Robert Kraft showed no reluctance when asked about Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski on Wednesday. “I’ve been in communication with Tom. I think he’s very excited about the upcoming season,” Kraft told reporters Wednesday morning in Atlanta, where owners are holding their quarterly meetings. “These are voluntary … [Read more...] about Patriots owner Robert Kraft does some damage control over Tom Brady’s absence
Tom Brady has been a no-show for the New England Patriots’ organized team activities this week.Given that the five-time Super Bowl champion normally doesn’t miss these voluntary offseason practices, some people are wondering if this is evidence of a rumored rift between Brady and the team.Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn’t one of those people. He told reporters at the NFL’s spring meeting in Atlanta that he’s communicated with Brady, 40, who indicated that he has every intention of reporting to mandatory minicamp next month."These are voluntary workouts, and I think he's in great shape,” Kraft said. “He's blessed to have three children now and built a number of businesses and has certain responsibilities. I think it's very hard for him to fulfill those during the season and the commitment he has to football. I can only say this: I know he's very excited about being at minicamp and having a very special season this year."Tight end Rob Gronkowski … [Read more...] about Tom Brady, a no-show for OTAs, will attend Patriots’ mandatory minicamp in June, owner Robert Kraft says
Brady, who is entering his 19th season, will turn 41 in August by Ryan Wilson @ryanwilson_07 moments ago • 1 min read Tom Brady may have at one time considered voluntary workouts a critical part of the offseason -- "This lays the foundation for the start of training camp and if you have a good training camp, it usually means a good start to the season," he said in June 2013 -- but things have changed. The Patriots quarterback is a no-show for OTAs this week, a fact Bill Belichick isn't interested in discussing. But owner Robert Kraft was a little more forthcoming. Asked about his quarterback on Wednesday morning from the owners meetings in Atlanta, Kraft says he's been in contact with Brady, emphasized the "voluntary" nature of these workouts as well as Brady's family responsibilities. Brady has spoken in recent months about wanting to spend more time with his wife and children. "I have a wife [Gisele Bundchen] that aspires to be a lot of … [Read more...] about Patriots owner Robert Kraft gives two reasons why Tom Brady is skipping OTAs
The 2000 NFL Draft is perhaps best known for taking 198 picks to get to Michigan quarterback Tom Brady.Yes, Brady fell all the way to the sixth round, making the rest of the league look silly, but what about the rest of the draft?The first round had some noteworthy players, some of whom had some pretty successful careers. Unfortunately, other picks didn't pan out so well.Here's a look at the first 31 picks in the 2000 NFL Draft and where they are today.Emmett Knowlton contributed to this report. 62 PHOTOS Where the first-round picks from Tom Brady's draft are now See Gallery Where the first-round picks from Tom Brady's draft are now The Browns picked Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown with the first pick in the draft. (Photo by M. David Leeds/ALLSPORT via Getty Images) Brown is widely considered one of the biggest draft busts of all time. He lasted until 2005, but never lived up to the hype he had coming out of college. He now does missionary work in the … [Read more...] about What ever happened to the first round picks in Tom Brady’s infamous 2000 NFL Draft?