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Kenbrell Thompkins staying optimistic

FOXBOROUGH — To help his mind stay focused on the task at hand, whatever that may be, Kenbrell Thompkins keeps a calendar in his living room. It’s the kind with the large daily squares, big enough for Thompkins to make hand-written notations, which he often does.

He scribbles the occasional non-football reminder, such as “family time.” But most of Thompkins’s calendar notes are work-related. The rookie receiver for the Patriots is constantly updating and prioritizing his to-do list.

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