Wednesday Ravens links: Jerry Rice Jr.'s chance, Brent Urban's first sport

Ethan Miller

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The Ravens are giving the son of one of the all-time greats a chance to make their roster at this weekend's rookie minicamp.

Jerry Rice Jr., the son of Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, will be given a tryout this Friday and Saturday at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Md. Rice walked on to UCLA before playing his final season in 2013 at UNLV.

Speaking to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, Rice gave an impression of himself on the field.

"Technique and route-running are some of the good qualities about me," Rice Jr. said. "I can run pretty precise routes. I just try to make the play and move the chains. If you can do positive things for the team, that's how you stay around and try to do your best and keep moving the chains."

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Brent Urban wasn't always a football player. Growing up in Canada, he preferred hockey, given that's the national pastime there.

The Carroll County Times' Matt Zenitz writes about the fourth-round draft pick's football evolution and how he went from dreaming about the NHL to being drafted in the NFL.

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With Richard Sherman and Joe Haden getting pricey contracts, CSNBaltimore.com's Clifton Brown writes that Jimmy Smith could be a winner if he puts in a great 2014 campaign.



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