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Jerry Rice Jr. going to get a chance to try out for 49ers

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Jerry Rice Jr. wasn’t able to secure a job with the Ravens during a tryout last weekend, so he’s going to give it a shot where they know him well.

According to Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers will kick the tires of the younger Rice at this weekend’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

“First of all, he’s a really good athlete,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh told “He doesn’t have his dad’s size, but he sure got his athleticism. When you watch him run, he runs in a really similar way. The other thing is, he’s got that West Coast offense down. He’s probably had that playbook since he was in the cradle. He knows all the rules, the crossing routes what to do. Very good hands, very good athlete. He did a real nice job.”

The 49ers have also given tryouts other famous sons (such as Nate Montana), so it’s at least a goodwill gesture to families who have been so good to them in the past.

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26 Responses to “Jerry Rice Jr. going to get a chance to try out for 49ers”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: May 19, 2014 1:09 PM

    “Doesn’t have dad’s size”

    TRANSLATION: weak seed

  2. doe22us says: May 19, 2014 1:11 PM

    Dude should just give it up lightning usually doesnt strike twice. Based on what i have seen on his college stats, pretty mediocre. Also i read somewhere that he is full of himself, made more worse since he isnt even that good.

  3. hummer53 says: May 19, 2014 1:16 PM

    Put him on the 53 Jim. That would be a gift to the NFC West.

  4. hawkstradamus says: May 19, 2014 1:16 PM

    Whiner fans will love this. Not as much as they love reliving the good old days on Betamax, but this is as close as they will ever get again.

  5. ibreathefootball says: May 19, 2014 1:16 PM

    So he’s getting more attention than all other Undrafted players, but he still hasn’t gotten a contract? The name can only carry you so far when you’ve had 86 receiving yards your senior year!

  6. superleadhead says: May 19, 2014 1:22 PM

    Niners don’t have the roster space. Waste of time.

  7. thepftpoet says: May 19, 2014 1:24 PM

    Cordarelle Patterson > Jerry Rice.

    Not Jerry Rice Jr.

  8. barsfordays says: May 19, 2014 1:26 PM

    Would have absolutely ZERO chance at the 53 man roster. Rice Jr wont make the NFL

  9. sourdoughsam says: May 19, 2014 1:27 PM

    His odds of making the team are pretty slim, but it’s not a waste of time. It’s not his fault his dad is the G.O.A.T. – he should just make the best of the opportunity before him and it sounds like that’s what he’s doing.

  10. stonefish67 says: May 19, 2014 1:30 PM

    Canada or the AFL are for you.

  11. ninerfan80 says: May 19, 2014 1:33 PM

    Browns could use him.

  12. taylorgangtrippymane says: May 19, 2014 1:38 PM

    49ers still living in the past…

  13. lennydpocketqb says: May 19, 2014 1:45 PM

    Classy move by the 49’ers. It’s no secret that he had no shot at making the team but keeping a legacy player content is huge. Kudos.

  14. walkinginthewasteland says: May 19, 2014 1:48 PM

    “Sorry Jerry, but your kid sucks!”

  15. chawkup says: May 19, 2014 1:48 PM

    Santa Clara 49ers new slogan: “Still Livin’ in the 80s!”

  16. cinfante54 says: May 19, 2014 1:48 PM

    Jerry Rice Super Bowls: Three

    Cordarelle Patterson and the entire Minnesota Viking franchise Super Bowls: Zero

  17. truthofthefootballbusiness says: May 19, 2014 1:54 PM

    The guy can’t even make a team desperate for a slot WR, not good for Rice Jr.
    Is anyone else thinking of Danny Devito from “Twins”??

  18. kosarkid says: May 19, 2014 2:01 PM

    Practice squad

  19. redandgoldhitman52 says: May 19, 2014 2:40 PM

    maybe trying out on defence. as a nickel cb.

  20. rainponcho87 says: May 19, 2014 3:38 PM

    If I were Jerry Rice, Jr, I would go into investment banking, helping to manage Dad’s fortune.

  21. kamthechancellor says: May 19, 2014 3:59 PM

    He should fit right in with the other mediocre receivers on that downward spiraling team.

  22. thefox61 says: May 19, 2014 4:23 PM

    Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat

  23. marvinlewisisindian says: May 19, 2014 4:59 PM

    Isn’t this the second time they give him a tryout?

  24. mitybuc says: May 19, 2014 6:15 PM

    Kid’s working hard every day to do what he loves doing.

    Not looking for a handout…just a shot.

  25. mackcarrington says: May 19, 2014 6:56 PM

    If you carry the name, you got to bring the game.

  26. forever9ers says: May 19, 2014 11:45 PM

    It’s a harmless move, a small favor for a popular legend. Why are the Hawks troll so worked up with everything about the Niners? Inferiority complex?

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