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Marquise Goodwin to compete in U.S. Track & Field Championships, report says

Offseason workouts might be over, but Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin apparently hasn't gone into total rest-and-relaxation mode.

Goodwin, who was a world-class long-jumper before joining the Bills as a third-round draft pick from Texas in 2013, has been added to the roster that will compete in the U.S. Track and Field Championships this weekend in Eugene, Ore., an official from USA Track & Field told

Ed Gorman, chairman of the men's branch of the organization, petitioned for Goodwin to be added to the roster, and the Bills' receiver was granted a spot largely because of his jump of 8.33 meters at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. With another jump of 7.8 meters, he wound up finishing in 10th place and failed to qualify for the London Games, but he brings strong credentials that also include two NCAA national long-jump crowns.

Asked for a comment on the report of Goodwin competing this weekend, Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said he hasn't "given it any thought, but I hope he does well."

If Goodwin were to finish in the top three, he would qualify for the World Championships, which are scheduled for Aug. 22-30 and would conflict with the Bills' preseason.

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