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.