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Bill Belichick downplays concerns over Tom Brady's offseason

Ryan Hannable
July 26, 2018 - 9:20 am

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady's absence from the offseason voluntary workout program was one of the biggest stories of the entire offseason for the team.

The 40-year-old reported a few days early to training camp, but when speaking before the first official training camp session, Bill Belichick noted quarterbacks are required to report before everyone else. He also seemed to downplay Brady missing OTAs by saying he hasn't missed anything that's required.

“All the quarterbacks were required to report like they always do," Belichick said. "Tom has never missed anything that has been required.”

As for his relationship with the quarterback, it seems like nothing has changed.

“I have a good relationship with all our players," Belichick said. "I always have.”

Lastly, some were concerned with Brady's commitment for the season based off the ending of Tom vs. Time and also him missing OTAs.

Belichick was asked directly if he was ever concerned with his commitment to the season and he responded directly, "No."

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