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Patriots rookie CB J.C. Jackson knew he had something to prove in preseason finale, and he did

Ryan Hannable
August 30, 2018 - 11:59 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The last preseason game is the final chance players get to show their talents off to NFL teams, and players on the bubble want to show everything they have.

It isn't often a player can say they did, but Patriots rookie cornerback J.C. Jackson at least came pretty close.

The Maryland product had one of the best games of the preseason by a Patriots player as he recorded two interceptions in the 17-12 win over the Giants.

"I felt like I had a pretty good game, but I still have a lot more to improve and get better on," Jackson said.

Jackson left the game in the third quarter with dehydration, but he appeared to be fine afterwards.

The undrafted corner knew that since he was on the bubble he had to do something big to make sure he left a good final impression.

"I had something to prove tonight," Jackson said. "I knew I had to ball. This is the last preseason game and I'm trying to make the roster."

Jackson is battling with Jason McCourty, Cyrus Jones and Keion Crossen for the final spots at cornerback. No matter what happens, Jackson feels he did everything he could.

"I felt like I improved every day," he said. "I go out to practice and work hard and just do what the coaches as me to do."

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