Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady took to the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium Thursday shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday and fans greeted him, cheering and chanting, "Bra-dy! Bra-dy!" as he waved to his supporters.
Despite being suspended four games for his role in Deflategate, Brady stretched on the sideline and wore his red practice jersey for the Patriots' opening training camp session. He took snaps under center, handing the ball off on his first repetition. Reserve quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo ran drills on the opposite side of the field as coach Bill Belichick looked on.
"Right now, we're preparing for today," Belichick said. "I'm not thinking about a month from now, a year from now, six months from now...I don't dream about something in the future."
And speaking of "gates," here's the mad rush of Foxborough fanatics hoping to see Brady when the Pats opened theirs this morning.#TomBrady waves to cheering fans as @Patriots camp opens by @MaryMurphyprojo @projo at: http://t.co/duIM10rtAf pic.twitter.com/gmG0tTRsg6— Journal Photos (@ProjoPhoto) July 30, 2015
Open Tryouts Started this morning to hold Tom Brady's Balls https://t.co/JeA9cnBZ3a— Justin Hardie (@OrangeHardie) July 30, 2015