The Washington Redskins signed college free agent wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr., the son of the NFL's all-time leading receiver, the team announced Thursday.
Rice Jr. (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) had tryouts with the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers this offseason.
Rice Jr., 22, played collegiately at UCLA from 2009-12 before transferring to UNLV where he appeared in nine games in 2013. During his college career, he caught 19 passes for 142 yards.
Rice Jr. sent out a picture of the top of a standard NFL contract via his Instagram account. The message with the picture reads:
"This is an amazing day and I'm excited to get back to work to help the Redskins get back to the promised land. They gave me an opportunity and best believe they will get 110% out of me! Thank you for everybody who believed in me when it was dark."
The Redskins waived cornerback Blake Sailors, an undrafted rookie, to make room for Rice on the roster.