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Dwayne Haskins watched 'Tom vs. Time' at Ohio State to learn from Tom Brady

Dwayne Haskins watched 'Tom vs. Time' at Ohio State to learn from Tom Brady

The Washington Redskins still haven't announced their starting quarterback for Sunday's Week 5 home game against the New England Patriots.

Dwayne Haskins is one of the best options for Washington, but his performance in Week  4 was far from impressive. The rookie quarterback made his NFL debut Sunday during the Redskins' 24-3 loss to the New York Giants. He struggled throughout the afternoon, completing just nine of 17 pass attempts for 107 yards and three interceptions. 

Like many young quarterbacks, Haskins has looked at Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a role model at the position. Haskins even watched "Tom vs. Time" while at Ohio State to see learn a few valuable tips from the six-time Super Bowl champion.

"I watched 'Tom vs. Time' going into my last year of college, and I used that as far as preparing for my last year (at Ohio State)," Haskins told reporters Wednesday, via Lake Lewis Jr. "Just how he prepared his body and the mental makeup, what he does with his receivers in his off time. When you look at him, that's what a quarterback is supposed to look like. I'm looking forward to being on the same field with him Sunday. Looking forward to meeting him."

The Patriots have the best defense in the NFL, at least from a statistical standpoint, entering Week 5. It's a very tough matchup for Haskins, especially when you consider Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has won 18 consecutive games against first- and second-year quarterbacks.

Redskins quarterback Jay Gruden admitted Wednesday he doesn't have a plan regarding his QB situation for Sunday's game. In addition to Haskins, two veteran quarterbacks are options to start for Washington -- Case Keenum is battling an injury and Colt McCoy is returning from one.

The Patriots are heavy favorites versus the Redskins, with oddsmakers setting the early spread as high as 16 points. The Redskins will need flawless play from their quarterback Sunday to pull off a massive upset.

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Patriots rookie Chase Winovich surprises his mother with new car

Patriots rookie Chase Winovich surprises his mother with new car

Chase Winovich once promised his mother he'd buy her a new car. On Wednesday, he followed through with that promise.

The New England Patriots rookie bought his mom a 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and showed it off on his Instagram.

Winovich also included a video of his mother's reaction to the big surprise, along with a caption that reads, "I can never repay you, but here’s a start. I love you mom."

Take a look below (click arrow to watch video).

Back in early October, Winovich was fined $7,000 for throwing the ball into the stands after scoring his first NFL touchdown. The 24-year-old defensive end wrote a message to his mom apologizing.

"Sorry mom for launching that new car I promised you into the stratosphere during my celebration! Love you!" he wrote.

Looks like that little mishap only delayed the purchase one month.

Winovich is excelling in his first year as a pro. The Patriots' third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft has 4.5 sacks and 14 tackles through his first 10 games.

Finally being able to pay back his mother, of course, is his best highlight yet.

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Report: Antonio Brown countersuing his first accuser, Britney Taylor

Report: Antonio Brown countersuing his first accuser, Britney Taylor

It looks like the next chapter of the Antonio Brown saga is going to be taking place in court.

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Brown is filing a countersuit against Britney Taylor alleging "defamation" and "interference with his NFL contracts and endorsements."

Taylor accused Brown of sexual assault earlier this year. Brown was released by the Patriots about a week and a half after those allegations surfaced and he has remained unsigned since that time.

Brown recently met with the NFL to discuss Taylor's allegations, but no decision regarding his status has been made. 

That said, Brown is reportedly optimistic that he will play against in 2019.

Over the course of the past couple days, Brown has had his name resurface in connection to the New England Patriots.

It all started when Brown apologized to Patriots owner Robert Kraft in an Instagram post where Brown said he was sorry for "the bad media and the drama" that he brought to the Patriots. Tom Brady liked Brown's post and that started a discussion about whether Brady would want Brown to return to the team.

Brady and Bill Belichick both avoided talking much about Brown's apology in press conferences on Wednesday.

While the Patriots could use Brown's talent -- especially as they deal with injuries to receivers Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett -- it seems unlikely that they'll welcome him back to the team amid all of his legal trouble.

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