Bears WR Marquise Goodwin competing in Olympic long jump trials

Chicago Bears receiver Marquise Goodwin will attempt to qualify for his second Olympic Games as a long jumper this weekend.

Goodwin, who finished 10th at the London Olympics in 2012, is participating in the qualifying round Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. If he advances, he will compete Sunday for a spot on Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics.

“My chances are always high because you never know what could happen that day,” Goodwin told the Chicago Tribune.

Goodwin failed to qualify for the team in 2016.

The track and field competition in Tokyo runs from July 30 to Aug. 8, meaning Goodwin will miss part of training camp if he makes the team.

Goodwin, 30, signed a one-year deal with the Bears in free agency in April. He opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.

He has played in 75 games (40 starts) with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16) and San Francisco 49ers (2017-19), catching 140 passes for 2,323 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Bills drafted him in the third round in 2013 out of the University of Texas, where he was a two-time NCAA champion in the long jump.

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