Blake Sailors

Redskins Sign Jerry Rice Jr.

3:06pm: A source confirms to John Keim of (Twitter link) that the Redskins have indeed signed Rice. To make room on the roster, the club has waived undrafted rookie cornerback Blake Sailors.

2:40pm: The Redskins appear to have reached an agreement to sign wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr., according to the undrafted rookie himself (hat tip to Rich Tandler of The son of the legendary 49ers wideout published a photo of his new contract on his Instagram account today, with a message suggesting he will join the Redskins for training camp.

This is an amazing day and I’m excited to get back to work to help the Redskins get back to the promised land,” Rice wrote on Instagram. “They gave me an opportunity and best believe they will get 110% out of me!

After not being selected in May’s draft, Rice auditioned for the Ravens and 49ers at their respective minicamps, but didn’t earn a contract from either team. Rice, who turns 23 next month, played his college ball at UNLV and UCLA.

When Washington makes the signing of Rice official, the team will have to cut a player from its roster, since there are currently no openings available.

Redskins Sign Four More Free Agents

SATURDAY, 6:09pm: The team announced the signings of four free agents today:

  • Frank Kearse, DE, Alabama A&M
  • Courtney Bridget, CB, Hampton
  • Ross Madison, S, Toledo
  • Blake Sailors, CB, Georgia

Kearse was a seventh-round pick by the Dolphins in 2011, and most recently spent time with the Panthers in 2013. The latter three players attended rookie minicamp practices on a tryout basis.

In corresponding moves, the team also announced the release of four players: Rees, Davenport, Perry and FS Jose Gumbs.

THURSDAY, 11:03am: Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees rounds out the Redskins’ list of undrafted free agent signings, according to the team.

WEDNESDAY, 4:10pm: Coming into today, the Redskins were one of just three teams that had yet to formally announce their class of rookie free agents. The league has remedied that, officially revealing that Washington has added nine UDFAs to the roster. Courtesy of Zac Boyer of the Washington Times (all Twitter links), here’s the list:

  • Chris Davenport, DT, Tulane
  • Lee Doss, WR, Southern
  • Kofi Hughes, WR, Indiana
  • Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU ($7.5K bonus, per Aaron Wilson)
  • Rashad Lawrence, WR, Northwestern
  • Kevin Perry, TE, UTEP
  • Silas Redd, RB, USC
  • Bryan Shepherd, CB, North Dakota State
  • Robert Thomas, DT, Arkansas