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Marquise Goodwin's body 'banged up' after long jump finals

Marquise Goodwin needs time to rest before training camp.

While Marquise Goodwin won't be in Rio for the Summer Olympics, he'll now have a better chance of making the Buffalo Bills' 53-man roster.

Buffalo is currently carrying 13 wide receivers and only 6 to 7 of these players are likely to make the team. If Goodwin had qualified for the Olympics, his odds of making Buffalo's roster would have been slim as he would have missed the majority of training camp. Now, the wide receiver will be at St. John Fisher with the rest of the receivers in late July.

Goodwin's speed could help him win a roster spot this season, but he'll have to show that he can stay healthy. In the last two years, Goodwin has played in 12 of 32 possible games and has only registered three receptions during this time. Unfortunately for the receiver, Goodwin claimed that his body felt "banged up" after Sunday's long jump event.

Via NewYorkUpstate.com:

"Now that this is over, I get to stop eating like a bird and get into some real food," Goodwin said. "I'm going to rest first, though. I haven't had any rest in a long time, so my body is banged up — I feel like I played eight or nine games and I'm in week 10 already."

Goodwin has a few weeks to get healthy, but if he's "banged up" come training camp, he'll likely be looking for work elsewhere in 2016.


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