Marquise Goodwin will be in Western New York from Tuesday to Thursday, but he will not workout during the Buffalo Bills' mandatory minicamp.
The wide receiver explained on The John Murphy Show that he doesn't want to injure himself during minicamp with the Olympic long jump trials a few weeks away.
Buffalo's coaching staff has already given Goodwin their blessing in regards to pursuing his Olympic dreams, so it's no surprise that Goodwin will not practice this week. Although he's not practicing this week, Goodwin said it was good to be back with his teammates.
Goodwin's roster spot is far from safe this season as the receiver has had trouble staying on the field. In the last two seasons, Goodwin has registered three receptions for 66 yards in 12 total games. Injuries have kept him off the field for 20 games in the last two years. According to Goodwin, it's just been a case of bad luck that he cannot control.
As for training for the Olympics, Goodwin has performed well in competitions leading up to the long jump trials. He is viewed as a favorite to make the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete in Rio. If Goodwin is lucky enough to compete in Rio, he's going to enjoy the experience and have fun.