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Kenbrell Thompkins putting it together for Patriots

A receiving corps that has struggled to find consistency because of injuries and inexperience got a boost with the signing of Austin Collie (10).
A receiving corps that has struggled to find consistency because of injuries and inexperience got a boost with the signing of Austin Collie (10).ROBERT E KLEIN FOR THE GLOBE

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FOXBOROUGH — Perhaps a big part of the reason rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins has been able to string together consecutive strong games for the Patriots lies in his two-word answer when asked for his reaction to having them.

“Did I?” Thompkins said after Thursday’s full-pads practice.

Reminded that he scored the first two touchdowns of his NFL career two weeks ago in a home win over Tampa Bay, then added his first 100-yard receiving game and another touchdown in last Sunday night’s victory at Atlanta, Thompkins again wasn’t convinced.

“Did I?” he said again.

His teammates and coaches surely appreciate Thompkins’s approach of not being satisfied with success.

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