The New England Patriots are attending the White House today and there are 34 players present, with QB Tom Brady notably a last-second absence.
The following players did not attend, per NESN’s Doug Kyed: QB Tom Brady, RB LeGarrette Blount, RB Brandon Bolden, RB Dion Lewis, RB James White, RB Tyler Gaffney, WR Danny Amendola, WR Michael Floyrd, WR Devin Lucien, WR DeAndrew White, TE Martellus Bennett, TE Greg Scruggs, OG Shaq Mason, OT LaAdrian Waddle, OG Tre Jackson, OG Chris Barker, OG Jamil Douglas, OG Chase Farris, DT Alan Branch, DT Malcom Brown, DT Vincent Valentine, DT Woodrow Hamilton, DT Darius Kilgo, EDGE Chris Long, LB Dont’a Hightower, LB Jonathan Freeny, LB Trevor Bates, CB Malcolm Butler, CB Logan Ryan, CB Cyrus Jones, FS Devin McCourty, SS Patrick Chung, FS Duron Harmon, and P Ryan Allen.
The running back and defensive tackle depth charts are noticeably absent.
TE Rob Gronkowski was on site and made a surprise appearance at a press conference held by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Gronkowski asks Spicer, “Need some help?”, which drew laughter from the crowd.
Special teams standout Brandon King posted a video from the White House, too.
Worked my ass off to be able to take this trip, and for the amazing opportunity to be here with my teammates and coaches. Winning the Super Bowl was an accomplishment that I've been working for since I was five years old. No one knows how much work was put into this because you didn't do it. Fair warning negativity will get blocked. Thank you big shout out to @philipppleininternational for the threads!
Malcolm Mitchell on what it was like to hear the President say his name pic.twitter.com/yd5gVDOx6g— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) April 19, 2017
Navy man Joe Cardona here and chatting with reporters. Says it's his third time visiting the White House. Thankful to be back. pic.twitter.com/66fLGfCFG7— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) April 19, 2017
Trump presented with a No. 45 Patriots jersey. Didn't think I'd be thinking about Otis Smith today. pic.twitter.com/1cy8FvS64r— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) April 19, 2017
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