Jerry Rice Jr. impressed Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh in a recent tryout, just not enough to receive a contract. Rice Jr. now will attempt to win over the other Harbaugh brother in a tryout with the 49ers at their rookie mini camp.
Rice Jr. is the son of legendary 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice. He played collegiately for UCLA and UNLV, where he caught 20 passes combined.
He said via Twitter on Monday that he is "working for the next opportunity ... Appreciate the Ravens for getting my feet wet. Now preparing for #49ers this weekend."
The three-day mini camp begins Friday and runs through Sunday, with Jim Harbaugh presiding over the events.
Rice Jr. figures to be a long shot to make the 49ers roster, given they already are loaded at wide receiver. He said he welcomes the challenge.
Rice Jr., 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, isn't as tall or as big as his father. Still, John Harbaugh said the way Rice Jr. runs is comparable to Jerry Rice and that he has a firm grasp of the West Coast offense that his father flourished in and used to carve out a Pro Football Hall of Fame career.