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Jerry Rice Jr. suffers torn labrum


Redskins wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. will need shoulder surgery after sustaining a torn labrum, head coach Jay Gruden said Friday, according to the club’s Twitter feed.

According to Tarik El-Bashir of, Gruden seemed to indicate the club hoped Rice would end up on injured reserve, though no call yet has been made on how Washington will proceed.

If Rice Jr. has a season-ending injury, Washington has several options. The club can directly place him on injured reserve, or he could revert to injured reserve if he club waives him and he goes unclaimed. The team could also elect to waive him off the roster with a financial settlement.

The son of the Hall of Fame wide receiver, Jerry Rice Jr. signed with Washington in June as a undrafted free agent. He also had tryouts with San Francisco and Baltimore. Rice Jr. played college football at UCLA and UNLV.

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22 Responses to “Jerry Rice Jr. suffers torn labrum”
  1. bubbybrisket says: Aug 1, 2014 4:37 PM

    RGIII to Rice Jr.


  2. Heretopissuoff says: Aug 1, 2014 4:39 PM

    Well this is a message their can only be one jerry rice in the nfl good luck kid get better
    Khalil Mack>Clowney and Barr

  3. 4thquartermagic says: Aug 1, 2014 4:42 PM

    Jeebus. Seems like every receiver who is in a 49ers jersey (or just pictured in one) is getting injured.

  4. thepftpoet2099 says: Aug 1, 2014 4:42 PM

    This guy never has a career. Make sure to look out for his son, Jerry Rice Jr., to take over the league in the year 2042, though.

  5. canetic says: Aug 1, 2014 4:47 PM

    Trade him to SF

  6. afcdomination says: Aug 1, 2014 4:56 PM

    his son would be Jerry Rice III

  7. pftfan says: Aug 1, 2014 4:57 PM

    Had that surgery. To say it sucks is putting it mildly.

  8. nedisakoff says: Aug 1, 2014 5:01 PM

    I’m still recovering from a February surgery for a torn labrum. It’s been awful; going to take 1 (long) year before back to normal.

  9. theageofquarrel says: Aug 1, 2014 5:22 PM

    Cooked Rice

  10. stillers213 says: Aug 1, 2014 5:22 PM

    Bummer, poor guy has already been injured more in one week than his dad was in his entire career.

  11. bonnovi says: Aug 1, 2014 5:29 PM

    Ligament tear number six of training camp…

  12. bonnovi says: Aug 1, 2014 5:31 PM

    …Actually, after seeing Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL make that number seven…

  13. juliusanonymous says: Aug 1, 2014 6:00 PM

    The torn ligaments are the result of the shortened OTAs. Trainers and coaches were calling it before it ever happened. Was the biggest protest against the shortened OTAs in the new CBA and nobody listened to the coaches. I’m surprised we haven’t seen an article about that from PFT yet.

  14. mackcarrington says: Aug 1, 2014 6:15 PM

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

  15. jaydm84 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    The Glenoid (shoulder) Labrum is not a ligament.

  16. smackingfools says: Aug 1, 2014 6:42 PM

    Can’t believe you said the R word!

  17. courtjester1234 says: Aug 1, 2014 7:00 PM

    its the MeSean Jackson jinx. he got Maklin last year. dude is like a dark cloud on a sunny day

  18. genericcommenter says: Aug 1, 2014 8:41 PM

    This was his only chance at an NFL paycheck,

  19. george1859 says: Aug 1, 2014 8:50 PM

    I tore the labrum in both of my shoulders, 8 years apart.
    It’s a full year process to get back to normal. 18 months to be pain free again.

  20. whodey420 says: Aug 1, 2014 9:47 PM

    Sucks the kid got injured. I’m sure he’s probably
    just been riding his Dad’s coat tails so far. Or at least his name. Surprisingly though he went to College at
    UCLA and UNLV. He probably could have been paid enough to last a lifetime at Mississippi Valley State University.

  21. needlescane says: Aug 1, 2014 11:25 PM

    Get well soon man and keep your head up the opportunity will come again.

  22. operations666 says: Aug 2, 2014 7:50 AM

    At least now he’ll go on IR and get paid instead of getting cut.

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