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Bills WR Goodwin to jump at U.S. track championships


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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, a former Olympic long jumper, reportedly has been added to the roster for the U.S. Track and Field Championships this weekend in Eugene, Ore.

Goodwin was allowed to participate in the long jump through a petition by men’s track chairman Ed Gorman. The petition was granted because of Goodwin’s history in the sport; he won two NCAA titles, jumped 8.33 meters at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and finished 10th at the London Olympics with a jump of 7.8 meters.

If Goodwin were to place in the top three in Eugene, he would qualify for the World Championships in Beijing, Aug. 22-30. Bills training camp runs through Aug. 25, and Goodwin is working to keep a spot on the roster behind Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin and Robert Woods.

Goodwin, a third-round pick in 2013, caught 17 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie, but he recorded only one reception in 10 games last season.

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