Tom Brady hosed down the rookies during a training camp drill

Patriots rookies dived for loose footballs while the quarterback sprayed water on them.

Tom Brady as he waves to cheering as he heads for the field at the beginning of training camp.
Tom Brady waves to cheering fans as he heads for the field at the beginning of training camp. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

The Patriots had some fun at training camp Tuesday with an unorthodox drill.

Rookie players dived for loose footballs while Tom Brady sprayed them with a hose. Other members of the team also joined in, including coach and former linebacker Jerod Mayo.

It’s not the first time for such a drill. The TB12 account tweeted a throwback photo of the quarterback, hose in hand, along with the caption, “Traditions never die! #Hydration”.

Brady also weighed in:

The Patriots head on the road for a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at 7 p.m. Saturday.