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Jerry Rice, Jr. signs with Washington

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Nearly 30 years after the 49ers made receiver Jerry Rice a first-round pick, a wideout who bears his name and DNA will get his NFL career started on the other side of the country.

Via Rich Tandler of CSN Washington, Jerry Rice Jr. has announced on his Instagram account that he has signed a contract with Washington, sharing a photo of the document.  The team has not yet announced the move.

The younger Rice participated in 49ers rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, by his father’s team didn’t sign him.  Previously, the Ravens also invited Rice Jr. to participate in rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.  Coach John Harbaugh was impressed, but not sufficiently impressed to sign him.

As Tandler points out, Washington currently has 90 players on the roster.  Adding Rice Jr. will require the team to make a move.

It’ll be interesting to see if Rice wears his dad’s number; 80 currently is available in Washington.  During his tryout with the 49ers, Rice Jr. opted not to wear his Jerry’s retired jersey, opting instead to pay homage to, um, Renaldo Nehemiah?

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39 Responses to “Jerry Rice, Jr. signs with Washington”
  1. floridaslonechargersfan says: Jun 26, 2014 4:09 PM

    But, but, but is he OFFENDED by the name REDSKINS or not?????

  2. thetruthcampaign says: Jun 26, 2014 4:09 PM

    Welcome to the Warriors!

  3. thebiblestudent says: Jun 26, 2014 4:11 PM

    You know, the team has a name…

  4. stampede101 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:16 PM

    opting instead to pay homage to, um…J.J. Stokes?

  5. thetruthcampaign says: Jun 26, 2014 4:17 PM

    The Washington…Whatevers.

  6. joeflaccoallday says: Jun 26, 2014 4:22 PM

    All the people in the comments racist by saying that word.

  7. thesanchizekid says: Jun 26, 2014 4:27 PM

    I love how everyone is scared to say redskins. The actual name of the team. I’m gonna sit back and enjoy this till the end.

  8. avbanig33 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:30 PM

    Unfortunately, this is camp fodder. The Redskins WR core is set and they may even have to keep one or two of their young, developing wide receivers – Aldrick Robinson and/or Leonard Hankerson because of the additions of DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts in free agency and then Ryan Grant in the draft. On top of that they still have Nick Williams who played some the second half of the year and is a good return man and they signed Cody Hoffman who was a great WR at BYU and had the size the Redskins lack with the rest of their wrs.

  9. keepounding1234 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:32 PM

    No way he should wear his dad’s number. Might as well be a bullzeye.

  10. cubano76 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:33 PM

    Can the boy catch a friggin ball or can’t he?

  11. avbanig33 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:33 PM

    Washington Reds would work for me

  12. Tim says: Jun 26, 2014 4:39 PM

    Seattle is in Washington. Was it the Seahawks?

  13. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 26, 2014 4:43 PM

    Welcome to the REDSKINS Jerry JR!
    HTTREDSKINS!

  14. musketmaniac says: Jun 26, 2014 4:49 PM

    you can’t hide nepotism on a football field. I bet they send little Jerry out to get coffee and donuts.

  15. jjones1446 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:52 PM

    The kid is nowhere near as good as his father was. He couldn’t even crack the starting lineup on his college football team (UNLV). I don’t care what number he wears, making the team is not a given because of his name. I wish him the best.

  16. robert831 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:55 PM

    This is a PR move by the sinking ship formerly known as the Redskins.

  17. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 26, 2014 4:56 PM

    Making the team is a given bc Washington is always desperate. They have nothing at Wr outside of Garcon/Djax. Hankerson cant catch

  18. csbanter says: Jun 26, 2014 5:05 PM

    He’s not his dad, no need to get hyped about him. Its a slow news day for us football junkies but our time is coming. The NBA will be placed in the closet with mothballs after July.

  19. fwippel says: Jun 26, 2014 5:24 PM

    You mean the Redskins?

  20. Virtual_Momma says: Jun 26, 2014 5:42 PM

    Funny how the Washington D.C. political people want to change the name of the professional football team located there BUT they don’t give a rats butt that a high school football team in Arizona uses the same name……..Funny thing is it is a high school located on an Indian Reservation

  21. trollaikman8 says: Jun 26, 2014 6:04 PM

    Welcome to the Washington Football Club™ !

  22. getyourownname says: Jun 26, 2014 6:20 PM

    I don’t really think the number thing will be an issue after Labor Day.

  23. mtheparrothead says: Jun 26, 2014 6:21 PM

    On behalf of all Asians, I demand he change his last name from rice.

  24. JSpicoli says: Jun 26, 2014 6:21 PM

    Welcome to the Redskins

  25. greymares says: Jun 26, 2014 6:23 PM

    I’m guessing they have had enough of D.Jackson and are looking for a replacement.

  26. bingobrown12 says: Jun 26, 2014 7:10 PM

    The problem with having Dads DNA is that its
    only half the other half comes from his Mom.What
    happens if she can’t even catch a cold.

  27. stunzeed5 says: Jun 26, 2014 7:40 PM

    Welcome to the three time Super Bowl Winning WASHINGTON REDSKINS

  28. athleticqbssuck says: Jun 26, 2014 7:45 PM

    I hope the kid catches on somewhere…the REDSKINS would be a great place to start!

  29. bridgeh2o says: Jun 26, 2014 7:54 PM

    REDSKINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  30. hugeredskinsfan says: Jun 26, 2014 8:09 PM

    bigbenh8tr… we signed Andre Roberts from the Arizona football club and still have Jordan Reed… so there’s 4 good targets. How many does the Baltimore franchise have?

  31. funkybuffalo says: Jun 26, 2014 8:13 PM

    REDSKINS

  32. charman11 says: Jun 26, 2014 8:21 PM

    Just change the mascot to a potato ” Red Skins” end of it..

  33. genericcommenter says: Jun 26, 2014 8:35 PM

    He wasn’t even offered a spot on the CFL practice squad, was he? Obvious PR move.

  34. usdcoyotesfan says: Jun 26, 2014 8:54 PM

    Rice, Sr. fumbled in the 1999 playoff game (1998 season) against the Packers.

  35. swaggerville1 says: Jun 27, 2014 1:16 AM

    Blew off by the CFL?

  36. defscottyb says: Jun 27, 2014 2:52 AM

    Congratulations Mr. Rice. Welcome to the Redskins!

  37. winninaintsinnin says: Jun 27, 2014 7:27 AM

    Another shrewd mini-JJ move.

  38. guitarkevin says: Jun 27, 2014 8:19 AM

    The Washington Redskins will probably end up being called the Pigskins. They’ll call them the Skins for short. They have the Hogettes. And pigskin is a term that refers to gridiron football.

    The only question is, will swine be offended by this?

  39. pukinbuzzard says: Jun 27, 2014 12:04 PM

    Elmer Fudd it, The Washington Wedskins!!!
    Ibidy That’s all folks!!!

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