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Golladay getting back to work this offseason

It didn't take wide receiver Kenny Golladay long to get back to work.

He's gotten his offseason training program started at Travelle Gaines' Athletic Gaines facility near Los Angeles.

USA Today's Doug Farrar caught up with Golladay in California.

Golladay is coming off his first career Pro Bowl appearance after leading the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns in 2019 and posting his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Golladay and the Lions could start talking about an extension as soon as this offseason.

"It's really a blessing," Golladay told Farrar of his current situation. "I just try to walk in the building and be the same guy every day. That's my big thing. They know what they're going to get out of me. I put the work in, and it shows on the field."

Golladay said his focus right now is on getting better and being the best receiver he can be, choosing to let the business side of the game play itself out.

"I wouldn't mind being in Detroit for a while," he said. "Everything should work itself out. I'm enjoying myself."

But for right now, Golladay's focused on getting his body moving again and working on some little things he hopes takes his game to newer heights in 2020 and beyond. Gaines has trained NFL players and draft prospects for 14 years, and Golladay hopes to tap into that knowledge to bring out the best in him.

"All the little muscles that support everything, you know, just making sure they're strong and stable," Golladay said of Gaines' philosophy. "I feel all that helps with running mechanics and flexibility."

Golladay is already one of the best deep threats in the game. His 22 receptions of 20-plus yards were the second most in the NFL. His 18.3 yards per catch average were also second among all receivers with at least 50 catches. To go along with all those numbers, Golladay has the work ethic and attitude to be great for a long time.

"Those tough 50-50 balls – attacking the ball when I'm in the air and bringing it down," Golladay said. "You make a play for the team, and make a play for the quarterback. Just being that guy – when the quarterback needs to be bailed out, and he has that trust in you where he knows you'll come down with it. You've got to be consistent with that stuff."

Golladay has certainly been consistent the last two seasons, and he's already back to work trying to become even better in 2020.

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