Redskins sign Jerry Rice Jr.
Undrafted rookie wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. has signed with the Washington Redskins as the team cut cornerback Blake Sailors.
The son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice has previously tried out for the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
Rice. Jr. , went undrafted out of UNLV, where he had transferred for his final year of eligibility after walking on at UCLA and earning a scholarship.
Rice Jr. caught 11 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown last season for the Rebels.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh praised Rice Jr. following his tryout.
"Jerry Rice Jr. has done a nice job," Harbaugh said. "He's a really good athlete. He doesn't have his dad's size, but he sure got his athleticism. He runs in a real similar way. 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 of the crossing routes. He knows what to do, very good hands, real smooth athlete. He did a real nice job."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun