The New England Patriots have finally started practice for the 2020 season. It has been a huge off season for the team who is trying to find a fill for the hole left by departing Tom Brady. But the team is finally getting back to work after a long and difficult off season.
Training camps across the league are finally starting to get back to it. We are still quite a ways off from actual practice, admittedly. But players are finally able to get back on the field for some work outs.
Quite a few players did just this on Monday. So far, Stephon Gilmore, Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty have started working out. The Patriots gave us some nice video from Gillette Stadium practice fields.
This is great to see. But still, 8 players have already opted out of the season.
Watch: New England Patriots Players Work Out At Gillette Practice Fields
Wuite a few New England Patriots players have decided to sit out the season. This is understandable but also pretty bad for the team. Head Coach Bill Belichick has said that he understands where his players are coming from.
“We all have to make decisions,” Belichick said to reporters during a call. “I talked to those guys and they explained their situation, and they had to make the decision that was best for them, and I totally respect and support it 100 percent.”
David Andrews already explained his opinions on the matter.
“It’s something obviously we all have to think about and make our own choices,” Andrews said during a call on Sunday. “My choice has been made, and it’s something I feel comfortable with. To have the opportunity to go out and play, talking with doctors and my wife, it’s something we feel comfortable with. I’m just excited to get the chance to go out there and compete again.”
“You obviously have to talk about it, right? I mean, it’s something we’ve never faced,” he continued. “Not that I ever can really remember having to deal with something like this – especially as a grown-up. I mean, you’ve got to talk about it, and obviously me and my wife have. I’ve made a decision that we feel comfortable with, and like I said, I’m just super ecstatic to get this thing going here.”