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Jackson: Vick Has A Lot To Prove

There were some mixed results for the first-team offense on Thursday night in the preseason opener against the New England Patriots. But after the game, the attention was focused on the Eagles' acquisition of quarterback Michael Vick. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who had one catch for nine yards, knows that just like the offense's performance there will be a lot of mixed emotions regarding the addition of Vick. But he believes that nobody should "have a grudge" against him for what he did in the past.

"He's a great player. He has a lot to prove to everybody ... We've got some things on that offense now," Jackson said. "We're just going to support him and hopefully he can come into our team and make some things happen. It's an unfortunate situation that he's been through, but he has a chance to make it right. We just have to stay close with each other and keep it in house. We have to look at it in a positive perspective. We're going to accept him and hopefully, everything is smooth. Things happen in this world, and it's not to say that it's right or wrong, things happen. He has a real opportunity to prove himself."

The addition of Vick adds another explosive element to the offense. On a team already stacked with Donovan McNabb at quarterback and Jackson, Kevin Curtis, Jeremy Maclin, Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy ... now add the first-ever quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:40 p.m., August 13

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