Longtime NFL Veteran Takes Side In Tom Brady's Absence

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Tom Brady recently returned from an 11-day absence from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for personal reasons.

How would NFL players react to a star player who left the team during training camp? In an interview with TMZ Sports,

Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick called it a "delicate situation."

But he said he would eventually have no problem with Brady withdrawing.

"I think it's okay," Scandrick said. "I think you have to weigh the reward and the risk.

I think Tom Brady is a very accomplished man in this league,

And if anyone is going to get the benefit of the doubt, it will be him and I would have given it to him."

Although he didn't go into any details, Brady told reporters he had "a lot---going on" when he returned on August 22.

Now that he's back, few (if any) within the Buccaneers organization probably care that the seven-time Super Bowl champion missed some of August's practice.

The 45-year-old returned in time to prepare for the first match of Tampa Bay's opening week against the Dallas Cowboys on September 11.

The two defending NFC Division champions will begin their season on NBC's Sunday Night Football.