Tom Brady to sit out preseason game, Mallett to start

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't expected to play tonight against the Washington Redskins, according to ESPN Boston.

Backup Ryan Mallett will start in his place.

Brady has practiced a lot this week.

"We got a ton of reps," Brady said earlier this week. "[Monday], I'd say it was probably 80 or 90 reps. [Tuesday] was probably pretty similar. Typically you don't get that in a given week."

This could possibly be a chance to showcase Mallett for potential trade offers.

The Patriots drafted Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round. Mallett is entering the last year of his rookie deal.

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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