Patriots’ Arrington gives maximum effort

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FOXBOROUGH — First-time father Kyle Arrington saw the resemblance right away.

Junior, now four months old, looked just like him.

“I knew that was my boy,” Arrington said. “But the changes you see day-to-day? It’s amazing. Now he’s even talking like his mother. Every parent probably goes through that, but it’s very new to me.”

It’s a year of many new beginnings for the Patriots cornerback.

Arrington also has a new house (“Needed a bigger space for when the grandparents visit from Maryland,” he said) and new contract (four years, $16 million).

Yet two things in his football life remain constant: Arrington’s expectations (get better every day) and the Patriots’ premium on versatility.

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