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Eli Manning rallies skill position players for workout

Running backs, receivers joined quarterback Brad Biggs

Print This May 03, 2011, 04:23 PM EST

Some clubs were planning on kicking off their (voluntary) offseason workout program this week after it appeared the players’ victories in court would propel the NFL to start the new league year.

But that didn’t happen after a temporary injunction was granted for the owners, and now the locked out players are left to organize on their own.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning got a group together. He worked out with running backs and wide receivers earlier today at Hoboken (N.J.) High School. Included in the group of 11 players was wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Manning, who resides in Hoboken, wanted the session kept on the down low and declined to comment. Hey, at least he found a high school that would let the players work out. Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen was kicked off a practice field at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill.

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