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Giants' Daniel Jones had a 'heartbreaking' first exposure to Tom Brady

Giants' Daniel Jones had a 'heartbreaking' first exposure to Tom Brady

The legend of Tom Brady was born when a number of current NFL players were in kindergarten.

That's true for New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, who is 20 years younger than the New England Patriots QB he'll face Thursday night at Gillette Stadium.

That means Jones was four years old when Brady won his Super Bowl in New England. And he was six when Brady won another ring -- against Jones' hometown team.

Jones, a Charlotte, N.C., native, recalled that his first memory of the GOAT was watching Brady's Patriots defeat his Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

"I remember where I watched it. Went to a friend's house. The Dickens' house. A family friend," Jones told ESPN's Jordan Ranaan.

"Obviously it was heartbreaking when [kicker Adam] Vinatieri made that field goal."

Bad first impressions aside, Jones insisted he didn't grow up hating Brady after that Super Bowl loss.

"Not really," Jones told Ranaan. "Don't think I knew that much at that age. Knew I liked the Panthers."

Ironically, there's a chance Jones and Brady could have been teammates, as the Patriots reportedly showed interest in the Duke product entering the 2019 NFL Draft.

Instead, New York drafted Jones sixth overall, setting up a matchup between a 22-year-old rookie and an NFL legend who had multiple Super Bowl titles before the former reached first grade.

"Grew up watching him," Jones added of Brady. "Obviously he's won a lot, achieved a lot in his career. So a lot of respect for that."

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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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