Tom Brady’s new schedule didn’t last a week

So much for that rest day for Tom Brady.

After Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles initially confirmed Brady didn’t practice on Wednesday and given a weekly personal day, he was on the practice field Wednesday, a departure from the plan that received some attention.

Brady, 45, had defended the decision.

“The fact that I’ve been working weekends for the past 23 years makes me earn one day a week, so I’m thinking maybe, and I don’t know if it’s Wednesday, but I have Tuesday off,” Brady said. “That’s probably good enough for me.”

In years past, Brady had occasionally taken Thursdays off.

Tom Brady at the Buccaneers exercise.
Tom Brady at the Buccaneers exercise.
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Tom Brady calls for instructions in the second quarter of the Buccaneers' game against the Saints on September 18, 2022.
Tom Brady calls for instructions in the second quarter of the Buccaneers’ game against the Saints on September 18, 2022.
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“It’s important for most players,” Bowles recently told reporters. “But I think if you play in the league for a certain amount of time and you prepare in a certain way, there’s no need to practice that guy all the time. You’re going to practice, but you’re not going to practice all the time. You get here and there a day off, because it is a long season.”

Brady’s schedule has been a topic of interest since last month when he left the team for 11 days during training camp for personal reasons. Page Six has since reported that Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen have marital problems in connection with his decision not to retire this season and return to play for the Buccaneers.

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