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Washington waives Jerry Rice Jr.

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Despite being undrafted and unwanted by a couple of teams that gave him tryouts, receiver Jerry Rice Jr. landed a roster spot in Washington.

After suffering a shoulder injury last week, Rice’s roster spot will soon evaporate.  According to John Keim of ESPN.com, Rice was waived on Sunday with the “injured” designation.  If he goes unclaimed, he’ll revert to the team’s injured reserve list.

He’ll still be paid, but not his full $420,000 salary if his three-year contract contains a “split” provision in the event of injury.  While every other team has the right to make a claim for his contract, but it’s unlikely that anyone will.

Rice, the son of Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, needs surgery to repair a torn labrum.

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20 Responses to “Washington waives Jerry Rice Jr.”
  1. barsfordays says: Aug 3, 2014 11:06 PM

    Is this really a surprise to anyone? This dude only got a chance because of his name. Otherwise the guy wouldn’t make my high school team.

  2. Doctor G says: Aug 3, 2014 11:07 PM

    Them “(fill in the blank)” aint loyal.

  3. gregmorris78 says: Aug 3, 2014 11:16 PM

    Wasted spot and $

    Why was he in town?

  4. bubbybrisket says: Aug 3, 2014 11:38 PM

    I warned you all not to get used to RGIII to Rice Jr…

  5. chaddukesthebuttpirate says: Aug 3, 2014 11:43 PM

    darn, I feel sorry for him. Too bad, but that’s football, no matter who’s son you are…

    hopefully he can recover and rebound.

  6. garetc88 says: Aug 3, 2014 11:49 PM

    #420

  7. amishninjas says: Aug 4, 2014 12:05 AM

    Wouldn’t make sense for someone to grab him now. Why be on the hook for 220k knowing he won’t play this year and could be picked up next year for literally nothing.

    I’m curious who people think would be considered the most successful child of a former superstar?

    Junior Griffey?

  8. cowboysmb3dw28 says: Aug 4, 2014 12:14 AM

    Kind of a shame, but not too surprising. While I doubt he has much of a future in the NFL, I always kind of root for the kids. I root for Duron Carter, rooted for Jarrett Payton, Ran Carthon, etc;.

    I hope he will be able to carve out a nice NFL career. Although I doubt it will be with the Redskins who already seem deep at receiver, with Garcon, Hankerson, Moss, Jackson, Andre Roberts, and I’ve heard Ryan Grant’s looking good.

  9. motleytrap says: Aug 4, 2014 12:19 AM

    Is his name a case of false advertising or what.

  10. soundsofsuccess7 says: Aug 4, 2014 12:27 AM

    Kid didn’t get on the field in college and surely won’t in the NFL. Even his name can’t get him a spot.

  11. skins26portis says: Aug 4, 2014 12:51 AM

    Everything happens for a reason in Gods plan. This maybe a blessing for Jerry Rice Jr to get a year to learn the pro game. He can come back next season and then he may have a better chance to make the team or practice squad.

  12. gayforbrady says: Aug 4, 2014 1:30 AM

    I was never a big fan about naming your son after yourself. Must have some kind of ego.

  13. rhodesclosed29 says: Aug 4, 2014 1:48 AM

    Pick um Minnesota!!!

  14. bucsorbust says: Aug 4, 2014 2:20 AM

    Had to read the article to understand. The Redskins are who waived Rice Jr.

    Makes sense now. Torn labrum is a tricky injury. Doug Martin had it and seems to have recovered.

  15. Big Blue On You says: Aug 4, 2014 2:28 AM

    .
    3 year contract? What were the potatoes thinking signing this undrafted scrub to a 3 year contract?

    Just when you try to give a team some credit, they pull something like this. SMH…

    .

  16. 941bucs says: Aug 4, 2014 2:41 AM

    Looks like that dude standing above him laid him out, and now is saying ” you just got knocked the freak out”

  17. therealraider says: Aug 4, 2014 4:31 AM

    There is no “genetic pool” in which NFL talent comes from.. being blood only affords you an opportunity.. to either shine .. or suck.

  18. juanweiner says: Aug 4, 2014 7:25 AM

    Aw bless his heart.

  19. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 4, 2014 7:46 AM

    another offseason bust for washington

  20. jammer88 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:07 AM

    didn’t anybody notice this article didn’t recognize them as the Washington Redskins and instead just Washington?

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