Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate was diagnosed with COVID-19. Although there is no report of exactly when that diagnosis happened, he is now recovered and promoting others that have recovered to now promote plasma as the next step.
Thankful to have fully recovered from COVID-19. Donating plasma is the next step and something many can do! Go to OneBlood.org to learn how. Stay safe and #GOBUCS!
As reported by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, “Brate was a fixture at workouts with quarterback Tom Brady.” Although we don’t know when he received the official diagnosis, there are no confirmed cases of others getting exposed. Speculation leads us to believe he possibly had it during or shortly after those workouts.
There were about a dozen different players at those workouts besides Brate, which includes notable players like Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, Dare Ogunbowale, Scotty Miller and quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin.
Despite the workout attendance, it seems everyone is checking out just fine. The only other player that has tested positive for COVID-19 is rookie running back, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, but according to Greg Arias of Sports Illustrated, Vaughn was not one of the participants at the Brady workouts.
The Bucs tight end recently released a PSA video on his Instagram account promoting plasma donation and acknowledging his COVID-19 diagnosis.