■ Contact definitely seemed encouraged, although there were no fights. WR Julian Edelman caught a pass over the middle and after the play gave a nice thump to Bucs S Ahmad Black with his shoulder.
■ Each team spent a decent amount of time working on kickoff, punt, and field goal drills, especially hurry-up field goals. Steven Gostkowski was perfect in this drill, with each kick coming from 40-50 yards, while Bucs K Derek Dimke doinked a 42-yarder off the right upright.
■ Can anyone stop Bucs WR Vincent Jackson? The answer Tuesday was a resounding “No.” Jackson, listed at 6 feet 5 inches and 230 pounds, had little trouble getting open against Kyle Arrington, Aqib Talib, Logan Ryan, and even Devin McCourty, who played a lot of cornerback. Jackson was mostly lined up in the slot and was feasting on slants and posts over the middle.
■ Patriots owner Robert Kraft was at practice, and spent time speaking with both Bucs coach Greg Schiano and CB Darrelle Revis, who participated in individual drills but didn’t do any team work.
■ Freeman had some beautiful throws, particularly in the Red Zone to Jackson and WR Mike Williams, but struggled a bit with consistency, throwing interceptions to Talib and Wilson. Still, there’s little doubt that Freeman will be the Opening Day starter, with rookie Mike Glennon the backup.
■ In addition to missing on more than a few throws, Brady also fumbled a snap in a hurry-up situation in the two-minute drill.
■ The price of success: DL Tommy Kelly was shaken up for a moment after blocking a field goal.
Wednesday: Joint practice with Buccaneers, 2 p.m.
Thursday: Joint practice with Buccaneers (walk-through), 2 p.m.
Friday: Preseason Game No. 2 vs. Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m.