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C.J. Spiller, EJ Manuel working together in California

The workouts are unofficial and player-organized, and Manuel had hinted that several other offensive skill players would ultimately be involved, as well.

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Earlier this offseason, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel told reporters that he and several teammates had plans to conduct football workouts in the coming months. Those are ongoing, per running back C.J. Spiller.

"I'm actually out here in California getting some throws in with EJ, just trying to get some timing down," Spiller told WGR 550 in an interview on Wednesday.

Manuel had noted to reporters back in late January, prior to the Super Bowl, that he and several teammates were already planning these workouts - and that the location of the sessions would likely flip between California and Texas, to accommodate receivers Robert Woods (USC) and Marquise Goodwin (Texas) as they finish up their college degrees. Manuel mentioned Stevie Johnson and T.J. Graham by name when discussing who would be involved in the workouts, as well. It's not clear who is out in California now, aside from Manuel and Spiller.

The news is also particularly interesting because of Manuel's knee procedure, which happened between the end of the 2013 season and Manuel's last conversation with reporters on January 30. It's an indication that, at minimum, he's healthy enough for football workouts, and will be good to go when organized team workouts begin later this spring.