Jan 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) waits in the tunnel before playing the Los Angeles Rams during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers QB Tom Brady returns to training camp

Tom Brady returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ training facility Monday and was expected to practice for the first time since leaving the club for personal reasons on Aug. 11, per multiple reports.

Coach Todd Bowles confirmed Sunday that the veteran quarterback would be rejoining the team this week.

Bowles also said he was not sure whether Brady would play in the Bucs’ preseason finale Saturday at Indianapolis.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion has been absent from training camp since being excused from practice on Aug. 11. At the time, Bowles said Brady would be away for personal reasons until “sometime after” Tampa Bay’s second preseason game.

The Buccaneers open the regular season on Sept. 11 on the road against the Dallas Cowboys.

Brady, who turned 45 earlier this month, led the NFL with 5,316 passing yards and 43 touchdown passes in 2021.

The three-time MVP and 15-time Pro Bowl selection is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes and passing yards, attempts and completions.

–Field Level Media

Dec 5, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) reacts after making a catch during the fist quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs WR Chris Godwin practices for first time since surgery

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin practiced Friday for the first time since surgery in January to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee.

With a brace on the knee, Godwin did some straight-line running and participated in positional drills but did not join the 11-on-11 workouts, according to The Athletic.

Godwin, 26, caught a career-high 98 passes for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns in 14 starts last season before sustaining the season-ending injury in Week 15.

The Buccaneers re-signed him to a three-year deal worth a reported $60 million, with $40 million fully guaranteed, in March.

Since he was drafted in the third round in 2017, Godwin has 342 receptions for 4,643 yards and 29 touchdowns. In 2019, he was named to the Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro. He capped the 2020 season with a victory in Super Bowl LV.

–Field Level Media

Jun 1, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Travis Jonsen (16) runs with the ball during organized team activities at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers release WR Travis Jonsen after DUI charge

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released wide receiver Travis Jonsen on Tuesday, one day after he was taken into custody on a misdemeanor driving-under-the-influence charge.

Tampa police said officers spotted Jonsen driving his car in a manner “indicative of impairment.” He was stopped and arrested at 3:18 a.m.

Jonsen, 25, refused to take a breath test, according to the news release from Tampa police. He posted a $500 bond and was released from jail.

Jonsen has been a practice squad player with the Bucs over parts of the past two seasons. He was signed as an undrafted free agent from Montana State.

–Field Level Media