Earlier this offseason, New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham organized a workout session in Southern California that featuring multiple teammates including three of the team’s free agency additions. While the latest player-led workouts did not feature as many Patriots, they still saw three get together in Massachusetts to train together.
Starting quarterback Cam Newton was joined by wide receivers Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski. While Newton and Meyers also participated in the so-called “Pats West” sessions, Olszewski made his first appearance during a player-organized offseason workout.
The workout took place at Dexter Southfield School in Brookline. If that rings a bell, it is because long-time Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who lived nearby, also previously worked out at the school: during his four-game suspension early during the 2016 season, the future Hall of Famer trained at Dexter Southfield.
While players such as Newton, Meyers and Olszewski currently have to work out on their own, the first phase of team-organized offseason work is also not far away. As was reported earlier this week, the NFL informed its clubs that they can begin their voluntary strength and conditioning programs as early as April 19.
Until then, players will have to continue working on their own. The three Patriots participating in the Brookline session did just that, and they were not the only people present.
The workout also featured offensive lineman Eric Wilson. A second-team All-Ivy League selection in 2019, Wilson was poised for a breakout year at Harvard before Covid-19 forced the Crimson’s season to get cancelled. Wilson announced earlier this year that he would transfer to Penn State following his graduation this spring.
Also among those present was Donald De La Haye. A former college kicker at Central Florida, De La Haye made headlines in 2017 when NCAA told him to either delete or demonetize his YouTube Channel Deestroying or lose his scholarship. He went with the second option, and later spent time in the Canadian Football League.