Over the weekend, NFLPA medical director Dr. Thom Mayer advised players to refrain from group workouts until further notice.
"Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts,” said Mayer Saturday in a statement posted to the NFLPA’s Twitter account. “Our goal is to have all players and your families as healthy as possible in the coming months.”
With that in mind and also a few members of the Buccaneers coaching staff reportedly testing positive, Tom Brady and some of his new teammates went against the recommendation and held another private workout Tuesday morning.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Brady led at least a dozen players onto a field at Berkeley Preparatory School for a two-hour workout that began around 7 a.m. This is the private school where he's held most of these workouts in recent weeks.
Players who were present included cornerbacks Jamel Dean, Sean Murphy-Bunting and safety Mike Edwards, along with pass-catchers Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller and Rob Gronkowski. Quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, and center Ryan Jensen were also there.
The report notes the workouts have grown in recent weeks.
NFL teams are still not allowed to gather at facilities and most offseason virtual workout programs have ended.
Teams are scheduled to report for training camp in late July.