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Rice Jr waived by Redskins after shoulder injury

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Jerry Rice Jr. has been placed on injured reserve after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder at Washington Redskins training camp.

The Redskins initially designated Rice as ''waived-injured.'' He was moved to IR on Monday after clearing waivers.

The Redskins replaced Rice on the roster by signing defensive lineman Jeremy Towns, an undrafted rookie from Samford.

Rice was hurt last week when he fell on his shoulder while trying to catch a pass in the end zone.

Rice was undrafted out of UNLV. His father played 20 NFL seasons and is in the Hall of Fame.

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