Brady initially left camp back on Aug. 11 -- with Bucs head coach Todd Bowlesexplaining to reporters at the time that the QB was dealing with "some personal things."
"It's a personal issue," Bowles said. "That's all I can tell you."
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"It's something he needed to handle," Bowles added. "We trust him. We talked about it. It was scheduled way before training camp, and he will not be here until after Tennessee."
Brady has yet to comment publicly on the brief departure.
The Bucs, meanwhile, played 2 preseason games while Brady was out ... losing to Miami on Aug. 13 and to the Titans on Aug. 20.
Tampa has one more preseason game left to play -- a final tune-up against the Colts on Aug. 27 -- before it ultimately turns its sights to its regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 11.