WATCH: President Trump hosts Super Bowl champion New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are set to celebrate their 2017 Super Bowl win with the president on Wednesday, becoming the first team to visit the White House since Trump assumed office.

Star quarterback Tom Brady announced he would not be joining his teammates in Washington, citing "personal family matters" as reasoning for his absence. In addition, other players have previously stated their intention to boycott the White House visit in opposition to President Trump's platform.

The New England squad's White House presence was made known on Wednesday afternoon, when tight end Rob Gronkowski snuck into Sean Spicer's daily press briefing, asking the press secretary if he needed any help.

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Defensive end Chris Long 

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Tight end Martellus Bennett

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Defensive tackle Alan Branch

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Running back LeGarrette Blount

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Safety Devin McCourty

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Linebacker Dont'a Hightower

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