Found August 13, 2013 on NESN.com:
Without a top-tier prototypical “X” receiver on the roster, going up against Vincent Jackson for three days can only help improve the Patriots’ defensive backs. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound receiver may make the Patriots’ secondary look foolish at times, but it’s good practice for bigger, more physical receivers the team will have to face during the season. The ball was thrown Jackson’s way 13 times during Tuesday’s practice, and Patriots’ defensive backs only “beat” Jackson three times. Kyle Arrington beat Jackson once during one-on-ones, while Jackson beat Devin McCourty and Arrington in later reps. Steve Gregory picked off Josh Freeman on a throw intended for Jackson in 11-on-11s. Justin Green also got the better of Jackson on one rep. The rest of the time, Jackson was beating guys like Arrington and Aqib Talib. Talib appreciated the practice, though. “That’s good work man, leading into the season,” Talib said. “One week you get DeSean Jackson, change up the look you get V
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