Rookie wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. waived by Redskins

Rookie wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. waived by Redskins
August 3, 2014, 9:15 pm
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(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

The Redskins waived Jerry Rice Jr. on Sunday with an injury designation, according to the NFL’s transactions report. The rookie wide receiver—and son of the Hall of Famer—suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder and will require surgery.

If Rice is not claimed by another team, he’ll revert to the Redskins’ reserve/injured list.

Rice was hurt during a one-on-one drill on Thursday when he fell awkwardly while stretching out for an overthrown pass. He immediately reached for his left shoulder and did not return to practice.

Bruce Allen, Washington’s president and general manager, said the team intended to work out a handful of free agents on Sunday, a day off from practice for the Redskins. There was no immediate word if the team has signed a player to take Rice’s spot on the 90-man roster.

Rice, who played at UCLA and UNLV, was signed by the Redskins late as month as an undrafted college free agent. He faced long odds to make the cut, with five proven veterans, a rookie draft pick and a couple of college free agents ahead of him on the depth chart.

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