(CBS Sports) Tom Brady returned to the football field this week after an 11-day absence from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady made his preseason debut in the exhibition finale Saturday, finishing 6 of 8 for 44 yards in his lone series — consisting of just 11 plays.
That was enough for Brady to get the game reps he needs to get ready for the regular season. Every preseason Brady was healthy, he played in at least one of the exhibition games. That’s why Brady wasn’t concerned when he left Tampa Bay for nearly two weeks.
He wasn’t making up for lost time.
“Everyone has different situations they’re dealing with and we all have unique challenges to our lives,” Brady said after Saturday’s preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts. “I’m 45-years old, man. There’s a lot of shit going on, so you just have to try and figure out life the best you can. You know, it’s a continuous process.”